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.
WATCH: Utah's AG Moves to Block Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples
April 11 2014 1:19 PM ET

WATCH: Utah AG Seeks to Halt Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples

Daniel Reynolds

The office of Utah's attorney general filed emergency petitions this week to block the adoptions of children by same-sex couples like Kimberly and Amber Leary.

WATCH: Texas Trans Teacher Reinstated After Suspension
April 11 2014 10:53 AM ET

WATCH: Texas Trans Teacher Reinstated After Suspension

Parker Marie Molloy

After 13 members of the public spoke out at a school board meeting, Laura Jane Klug claims she has been reinstated following a suspension for being transgender.

Pope Francis: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads
April 11 2014 9:35 AM ET

Pope Francis: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads

Michael O'Loughlin

Pope Francis says children must be raised with 'the complementarity of the masculinity and femininity of a father and a mother.'

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults
April 10 2014 5:24 PM ET

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults

Parker Marie Molloy

Following a January confrontation with a staff member, a transgender teenager has been moved from DCF custody to an adult prison despite not being charged.

Cautious Optimism Following Utah Marriage Hearing
April 10 2014 3:43 PM ET

Cautious Optimism Following Utah Marriage Hearing

Sunnivie Brydum

After a three-judge panel heard arguments in the federal case challenging Utah's ban on marriage equality this morning, court observers expect the ruling to come down in favor of the freedom to marry.

Utah Backs Away from Defense Using Discredited Regnerus Study
April 10 2014 2:00 PM ET

Utah Backs Away from Discredited Antigay Parenting Study

Sunnivie Brydum

The lawyer representing Utah's governor now says the discredited, antigay parenting study from Mark Regnerus has 'very little relevance' to the state's defense of its constitutional ban on marriage equality.

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized
April 10 2014 1:10 PM ET

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge said the state of Indiana must recognize the same-sex marriage of a woman who has been battling stage four ovarian cancer for five years.

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.
April 10 2014 12:13 PM ET

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.

Lucas Grindley

A court ruling in the city of Grosseto could have big implications for LGBT people in Italy.

WATCH: Denver Rallies for Marriage Ahead of Utah Arguments
April 10 2014 10:47 AM ET

WATCH: Denver Rallies Ahead of Utah Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case.

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War
April 10 2014 10:35 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

Rebecca Juro

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA
April 09 2014 6:07 PM ET

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado becomes the seventh Republican House member to signal his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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