Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
S.C. AG Vows to Uphold Marriage Ban
October 07 2014 4:52 PM ET

South Carolina AG Vows to Uphold Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

The state's attorney general and governor will continue to deny gays and lesbians marriage rights, despite the Supreme Court letting a circuit court ruling stand that also covers South Carolina.

Federal Court Strikes Down Idaho and Nevada Marriage Bans
October 07 2014 4:51 PM ET

Federal Court Strikes Down Idaho, Nevada Marriage Bans

Michelle Garcia and Lucas Grindley

Tuesday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit could have implications in three more states.

Oklahoma: Plaintiffs Wed, But Doesn't Look Like Happy Ending to Governor
October 07 2014 3:25 PM ET

Oklahoma: Plaintiffs Wed, But Doesn't Look Like Happy Ending to Governor

Lucas Grindley

The couple at the center of the Oklahoma marriage case expressed joy over the Supreme Court's decision but also were "a little bit annoyed" that the court didn't get directly involved.

New York City Could Ease Requirements for Changing Birth Certificate Gender
October 07 2014 1:23 PM ET

NYC Could Ease Requirements for Changing Birth Certificate Gender

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

New York City Council member Corey Johnson has introduced legislation that would allow transgender people to update the gender on their birth certificate with fewer restrictions.

Murdered L.A. Trans Woman Identified
October 07 2014 1:11 PM ET

Murdered L.A. Trans Woman Identified

Parker Marie Molloy

47-year-old Aniya Parker died early Thursday morning after being confronted by a group of men in East Hollywood.

AfterEllen Leaves Logo Online For Enthusiast Publisher EvolveMedia
October 07 2014 10:01 AM ET

AfterEllen Leaves Logo for New Ownership

Michelle Garcia

AfterEllen, the site long read by queer women around the world, is changing companies, and editor Karman Kregloe will step down.

Meet the Bisexual Feminist Running for Kansas State Rep
October 07 2014 8:11 AM ET

Meet the Bisexual Feminist Running for Kansas State Rep

Eliel Cruz

Liz Dickinson is a pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-gender equality force to be reckoned with.

WATCH: Canadian Trans Girl's Parents Demand Action From School Over Bullying
October 07 2014 8:08 AM ET

WATCH: Canadian Trans Girl's Parents Demand Action From School Over Bullying

Mitch Kellaway

A Winnipeg couple are fed up with a local parent's continued outrage over the fact that their daughter, 8-year-old Isabella, is trans.

WATCH: Father and Child Face Down Gender Norms in Music Video Tearjerker
October 07 2014 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Father and Child Face Down Gender Norms in Music Video Tearjerker

Mitch Kellaway

French artist HollySiz invites listeners on a journey of parental love in her new music video for her single 'The Light.'

Op-ed: A Victory But Not Justice for All
October 07 2014 5:10 AM ET

Op-ed: HRC's Chad Griffin Says Delaying Justice Is 'Maddening'

Chad Griffin

HRC president Chad Griffin toasts the states that extend the right to marry to all couples, but acknowledges many couples still seek equal justice.

Meet 44 of the New Edie Windsors
October 07 2014 4:00 AM ET

Meet 44 of the New Edie Windsors

Matt Baume

These are the couples who brought the cases that just won marriage in their home states.

Has The Supreme Court Made Marriage an Issue in the Midterm Election?
October 07 2014 2:05 AM ET

Has Supreme Court Made Marriage an Election Issue?

Trudy Ring

The issue is now clearly back in the political arena, but Republicans seem to want to avoid it.

Religious Right: Supreme Court Letting Marriage 'Burn to Ashes'
October 06 2014 6:35 PM ET

Religious Right: Justices Let Marriage 'Burn to Ashes'

Trudy Ring

That's one of the choice quotes from the right wing in the wake of today's decision not to take up marriage equality cases, along with calling the action the 'Roe v. Wade of sodomy-based marriage.'

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