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.
BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Delays Idaho Marriage Equality

Fed. Court Delays Idaho Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples in Idaho will not be able to get married Friday, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the state's appeal of a ruling establishing marriage equality in the state.

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

Analysis: The New Morality Scolds

Analysis: The New Morality Scolds

Who, exactly, is entitled to free speech?

Idaho Begs Appeals Court to Stop 'Unseemly Chaos' of Friday Marriage Equality

Idaho Begs Court to Stop 'Unseemly Chaos' of Marriage Equality

After a federal trial judge denied his request, Idaho governor Butch Otter has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to issue a preemptive stay of a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in Idaho to begin marrying Friday.

Italian Catholic Bishop: More Dialogue Needed Around Homosexuality

Italian Catholic Bishop: More Dialogue Needed Around Homosexuality

The head of the Italian bishops conference tells a Florence newspaper that the Catholic Church must listen to all arguments around homosexuality.

Md. Gov. Signs Trans Nondiscrimination Bill Into Law

Md. Gov. Signs Trans Nondiscrimination Bill Into Law

With the stroke of a pen, Maryland becomes the 18th state to provide protections for transgender individuals statewide.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

The MSNBC host continues his focus on trans issues, this time taking on the military and welcoming discharged Navy cryptologist Landon Wilson and TransMilitary's Fiona Dawson to bring the cultural conversation ever closer to critical mass.

Photos: Havana Cuba Pride Conga March

Photographer Eric Politzer captured Havana Cuba Pride Conga March, the beginning of a week of events culminating with the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Anglican Bishop to Gays: Don't Leave the Church

Anglican Bishop to Gays: Don't Leave the Church

Bishop Paul Colton encouraged LGBT people to stick with their faith during Cork LGBT Awareness Week.

Op-ed: When Opposites No Longer Attract

Op-ed: When Opposites No Longer Attract

For some, coming out also means enduring a divorce.

S.C. Colleges in LGBT Controversy May Get Funding Back, With Strings Attached

S.C. Colleges in LGBT Controversy May Get Funding Back, With Strings Attached

The State Senate voted to restore funds that the House cut from two schools in retaliation over the assignment of LGBT-inclusive reading material, but the schools will be required to use the money to teach about the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents.

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