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.

Three important mayors are banning travel in reaction to a North Carolina law that allows discrimination against LGBT people.

March 28 2016 5:26 PM Updated

Stars, businesses, and public figures celebrated a victory after Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed an anti-LGBT bill in Georgia.

March 28 2016 5:01 PM

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."

March 28 2016 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.

March 28 2016 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.

March 28 2016 12:02 PM

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

March 28 2016 11:05 AM Updated

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

March 28 2016 5:52 AM