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.
SCOTUS Rejects Pa. Clerk's Final Attempt to Stop Marriage Equality
July 09 2014 7:41 PM ET

Supreme Court Gives Pa. Clerk The Final No

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

The highest court in the U.S. will not hear a final effort to uphold Pennsylvania's marriage ban.

Colo. Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
July 09 2014 7:11 PM ET

Colorado Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

A state court in Colorado provides the 24th consecutive ruling favoring the freedom to marry, but includes a stay with the decision.

Showtime to Air 'Kidnapped for Christ,' Exposing Antigay Reform School
July 09 2014 6:53 PM ET

Showtime to Air Kidnapped for Christ, Exposé of Antigay Reform School

Trudy Ring

The powerful documentary will premiere on Showtime Thursday night.

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Upset Over Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to 'The View'
July 09 2014 6:50 PM ET

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Upset Over Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to The View

Rebecca Juro

Elisabeth Hasselbeck trashes her former cohost on The View during a call to Fox and Friends.

Indiana Won't Recognize June's Same-Sex Marriages
July 09 2014 5:34 PM ET

Another State Refuses to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Trudy Ring

An order from Gov. Mike Pence's office withholds recognition for the marriages that took place in the brief period that licenses were available to same-sex couples.

Utah Asks Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Equality
July 09 2014 4:48 PM ET

Utah Asks Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

It's the first case of several marriage equality challenges expected to be filed with the nation's highest court.

July 09 2014 12:33 PM ET

Laverne Cox to Guest Star on Bravo Series

She’ll play an award-winning journalist and LGBT activist on new scripted series

WATCH: The Discouraging Response to Laverne Cox's Time Cover She Didn't Expect
July 09 2014 12:19 PM ET

The Discouraging Response to Laverne Cox's Time Cover

Parker Marie Molloy

The Orange is the New Black star got emotional discussing fame, negativity, working with a talented and diverse cast, and whether or not she really is 'in league with Satan.'

Op-ed: Is Burger King Being Hypocritical With LGBT Marketing?
July 09 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is Burger King's Pride Campaign Hypocritical?

Parker Marie Molloy

Yes, the "Proud Whopper" ad was nice, but if Burger King's corporate policies aren't actually LGBT-inclusive, is the company just paying lip service?

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby
July 08 2014 8:11 PM ET

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby

Mitch Kellaway

While questions swirl about whether there's reason to worry about Hobby Lobby's possible anti-LGBT biases, one transgender employee says she's confronted discrimination there for years.

WATCH: Irish Bakery Won't Make Gay Bert and Ernie Cake
July 08 2014 5:25 PM ET

WATCH: Irish Bakery Won't Make Gay Bert and Ernie Cake

Thom Senzee

The bakery compared the cake design — an image of Bert and Ernie with text supporting to marriage equality — to endorsing pornography.

BREAKING: ACLU, NCLR, and More Groups Drop Support of ENDA
July 08 2014 4:23 PM ET July 09 2014 1:47 PM ET

More LGBT Groups Drop Support for ENDA; What Now?

Michelle Garcia

The ACLU is one of a handful of organizations that say they will also drop support for the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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