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.
Ky. Baptist Church to Perform First Same-Sex Wedding
July 03 2014 3:46 PM ET

Ky. Baptist Church to Perform First Same-Sex Wedding

Trudy Ring

The church is in the more liberal range of Baptist beliefs, but there has still been some tension surrounding the move.

Explaining Colorado's (Possibly Legal) Scheme to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
July 03 2014 3:28 PM ET

Explaining Colorado's (Possibly Legal) Scheme to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's attorney general has asked a federal court to strike down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage while also granting a stay of the ruling that would stop a rogue county clerk from issuing marriage licenses.

WATCH: Which Transphobic Slur Did Joan Rivers Call Michelle Obama?
July 03 2014 3:12 PM ET

WATCH: Which First Lady Did Joan Rivers Call 'A Transgender?'

Parker Marie Molloy

The insult comic continues a long tradition of joking that certain cisgender women are actually transgender as a way of putting trans women down, taking aim at First Lady Michelle Obama.

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination
July 03 2014 10:47 AM ET

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination

Rebecca Juro

Another group of religious leaders, including Rev. Rick Warren, asks President Obama for broad exemptions in an upcoming LGBT executive order.

Op-ed: How Can Extreme Homophobes Still Win Elections?
July 03 2014 5:22 AM ET

Op-ed: How Can Extreme Homophobes Still Win Elections?

David Pakman

Someone who was kicked out of the Navy for his extremist religious view can still win a Republican primary in some places.

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again
July 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again

Rebecca Juro

We've shed tears of joy at your positive moves, Mr. President, but the time to finish the job on equality is now.

Antigay Minn. Archbishop Accused of Same-Sex Advances
July 02 2014 7:54 PM ET

Antigay Minn. Archbishop Accused of Same-Sex Advances

Trudy Ring

Twin Cities Catholic archbishop John Nienstedt, whose career has been marked by condemnations of homosexuality, is the subject of a church investigation.

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer
July 02 2014 6:38 PM ET

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer

Parker Marie Molloy

A lingerie store in Austin found itself without appropriate policies in place to accommodate transgender patron, but has now committed to updating the shop's policies.

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In
July 02 2014 6:25 PM ET

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In

Parker Marie Molloy

Tiffany Edwards' family may be closer to finding justice after the man accused in her murder turned himself in.

WATCH: As Colo. Clerk Issues Marriage Licenses, Same-Sex Couples File Suit
July 02 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: New Factor in Equal Marriage Fight in Colo.

Sunnivie Brydum

Boulder county officials continue to issue same-sex marriage licenses while six couples have filed a suit in federal court looking to overturn Colorado's ban on marriage equality.

Here's Why George Takei Wants You to Boycott Hobby Lobby
July 02 2014 3:46 PM ET

George Takei Wants You to Boycott Hobby Lobby

Trudy Ring

As usual, Takei is right on. Plus: other places you may want to boycott.

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