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.

Republican Buck Newton, who is nominated to be North Carolina's next attorney general, made that controversial comment in a speech to supporters of the anti-LGBT law HB2.

April 26 2016 5:29 PM

The singer says she will "address whatever I need to from the stage."

April 26 2016 4:23 PM

Unless a federal appeals court intervenes, new restrictions on who can vote will go into effect this fall in North Carolina. 

April 26 2016 3:31 PM

From the June/July 2016 issue, an invitation to visit the independent theocracy of North Carolina.

April 26 2016 5:44 AM

Keisling was among thousands protesting the anti-LGBT House Bill 2.

April 25 2016 9:40 PM

Asked about a North Carolina–style law, Christie sings a different tune than he once did on the issue.

April 25 2016 6:03 PM

North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law leads the young stars to boycott the state.

April 25 2016 5:52 PM Updated