Politics

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.

With evangelicals gunning for his firing, the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republican is embraced by U.S. representatives, who are showing their support with the hashtag, "#ImWithWally."

3:42 PM

Georgia's governor stopped state-sanctioned discrimination in its tracks as LGBT advocates sued to stop a controversial new law in North Carolina, and there are other laws you need to know about.

1:55 PM

The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the North Carolina law that regulates transgender people's bathroom use and denies LGBT people protections against discrimination.

12:02 PM

Facing backlash from the business community, Nathan Deal vetoed a contentious antigay "religious freedom" bill in his state.

11:05 AM Updated

Durham resident Elisa Maria Valbuena-Pfau is distraught and dismayed but unbowed. 

5:52 AM

Things look bad now, but they're actually improving, writes Ben Needham of the HRC's Project One America.

5:36 AM

Lindsey Horvath — who leads the LGBT-centric city sandwiched between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills — tells us why she told Donald Trump he was out of line.

5:22 AM
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