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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.
Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees
July 22 2014 12:28 PM ET

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

Just months after the passage of sweeping, statewide nondiscrimination statute protecting transgender people, Maryland announces that trans state employees will no longer face discrimination in insurance.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value
July 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value

James Rowe

Striking religious exemptions from ENDA would be a step forward for both LGBT Americans and Christianity, says the director of Believe Out Loud.

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Major Movie Studios
July 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Movie Studios

Advocate.com Editors

GLAAD's annual report tracked the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year to map the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people in films. Find out how each stacked up here.

After Executive Order, 5 Congress Members Could Make The Difference on ENDA
July 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

ENDA: 5 Congress Members Who Could Make The Difference

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

President Obama may have signed an order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors, but most LGBT people still live in areas without employment protections.

Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias
July 21 2014 7:08 PM ET

Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias

Rebecca Juro

RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.

Slain Baltimore Trans Women Was Sibling to NBA Star
July 21 2014 6:19 PM ET

Slain Baltimore Trans Woman Was Sibling to NBA Star

Parker Marie Molloy

After learning his sister's death, Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock expressed sadness, praising his sibling for teaching him how to live his own life.

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?
July 21 2014 5:12 PM ET

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?

Rebecca Juro

Lesbian pundit Sally Kohn makes a hilariously satirical analogy.

July 21 2014 4:20 PM ET

Vows: Celebrating a Same-Sex California Wedding Indian-Style

San Diego couple Kunal Ghose & Jason Aronne were married July 11 in a ceremony that included Indian flourishes

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Discriminatory Trans Housing Policy
July 21 2014 2:36 PM ET July 22 2014 1:33 PM ET

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Trans Housing Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

George Fox University will now allow students who have undergone specific gender-confirming surgeries to be housed in accordance with their gender. Others will be housed according to their sex assigned at birth.

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order
July 21 2014 12:37 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order

Sunnivie Brydum

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions
July 21 2014 6:17 AM ET

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions

Francis DeBernardo

The executive director of the Catholic LGBT organization New Ways Ministry weighs in on the debate over including religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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