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: Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married
January 08 2014 3:27 PM ET January 08 2014 8:18 PM ET

Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married

Sunnivie Brydum

The office of Utah's governor announced today the state will not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that took place before a federal injunction brought such marriages to a halt Monday.

BREAKING: Efforts to Repeal Calif. Trans Student Law Remain Alive
January 08 2014 2:16 PM ET

Efforts to Repeal CA Trans Student Law Remain Alive

Parker Marie Molloy

Efforts to repeal a law designed to protect transgender students remain alive as signature verification cleared one of two hurdles.

Discrimination Charge Leveled Against Company Lauded by HRC
January 08 2014 11:38 AM ET

San Antonio's Nondiscrimination Ordinance Nets First Complaint

Parker Marie Molloy

A San Antonio transgender man becomes the first to file a complaint under San Antonio's nondiscrimination ordinance.

California Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'
January 08 2014 6:00 AM ET

Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'

Daniel Reynolds

Although marriage equality has been restored in California, the denial of wedding services to same-sex couples may still be legal.

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming
January 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming

Leela Ginelle

And what the CDC is doing to offset high HIV transmission rates among transgender women.

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure
January 07 2014 8:17 PM ET

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

Trudy Ring

Marriage equality is 'now the law of the land,' says Gov. Susana Martinez, who earlier had advocated a popular vote on the matter.

Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'
January 07 2014 3:54 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

Michael Regula

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

WATCH: Lesbian Teacher to Wear Engagement Ring to Work at Catholic School
January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

Lesbian Teacher Gets Engaged, Wears Ring to Catholic School

Sunnivie Brydum

Stephanie Merrow is a drama teacher at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammammish, Wash., which recently dismissed its vice principal after he married another man.

Former Gov. Has Best Quote of the Year on GOP's 'Family Values'
January 07 2014 3:14 PM ET January 07 2014 4:31 PM ET

Former Gov. Brilliantly Disses GOP's 'Family Values'

Daniel Reynolds

'Oh, yeah, name these Republicans,' Brian Schweitzer, former governor of Montana, told Slate. 'The ones cheating on their third wives while they’re talking about traditional family values?'

Arizona Couples Sue for Marriage Equality
January 07 2014 3:13 PM ET

Arizona Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The four same-sex couples say lack of marriage rights and recognition in the state is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Toronto Star Columnist Publishes Unverified Antitransgender Claims, Faces Backlash
January 07 2014 12:48 PM ET

Did This Toronto Star Columnist Act Unethically?

Parker Marie Molloy

The Toronto Star's Ken Gallinger published an anonymous letter that seemed designed to ignite antitrans sentiment, but did he act unethically?

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?
January 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?

Jeremy Lybarger

What happens when gays take part in the right-wing, isolationist survival movement?

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican
January 06 2014 7:30 PM ET

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

Trudy Ring

The former Swiss Guard member, whose name was not published, told a Swiss newspaper he was solicited for sex by priests, bishops, cardinals, and others.

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