In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper blasts Gov. Pat McCrory's latest attempt to keep the anti-LGBT law alive.

May 09 2016 7:35 PM

So says the hate group's chairman, Mat Staver — but he doesn't identify any individuals or groups.

May 09 2016 7:08 PM

Loretta Lynch says North Carolina "created state-sanctioned discrimination against transgender individuals who seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security."

May 09 2016 3:50 PM Updated

Rep. Dan Bishop called the Obama administration's determination that HB 2 violates federal law a “media-fueled ideological carpet bombing.”

May 09 2016 2:48 PM

Most of the 1001 people CNN surveyed said they had a family member or close friend who was gay or lesbian, while 14 percent of respondents were close with someone who was transgender.

May 09 2016 12:57 PM

North Carolina faced the loss of billions of federal money for its bathroom law.

May 09 2016 11:27 AM

Sampson McCormick laments the clumsy and infuriating ways race is casually discussed in this year's election.

May 09 2016 5:56 AM