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.
Supreme Court Puts Idaho and Nevada Marriages On Hold
October 08 2014 11:55 AM ET October 08 2014 4:12 PM ET

Supreme Court Puts Idaho Marriages On Hold

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted Idaho's request for a stay on yesterday's order striking down the state's marriage ban, as attorneys for the state's Republican leadership prepare to appeal.

Op-ed: Why This Major Organization Is Changing Its Name
October 08 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why This Major Organization Is Changing Its Name

Rea Carey

Being your authentic self is a revolutionary act for millions of LBGTQ people. Here's why one major organization is going to do the same.

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History
October 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History

Dawn Ennis

The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.

WATCH: Republican Chair Praises Antigay Activists
October 07 2014 7:51 PM ET

WATCH: Republican Chair Praises Antigay Activists

Trudy Ring

Religious right leaders such as Tony Perkins 'are right to be concerned' about same-sex marriage, says RNC head Reince Priebus.

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?
October 07 2014 6:33 PM ET

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?

Trudy Ring

At the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, a long-married Australian couple call for greater acceptance of gays — but bishops and observers don't look for doctrine to change.

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.

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