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: Same-Sex Couples Married in Boulder, Colo.
June 26 2014 1:18 PM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Married in Colorado

Sunnivie Brydum

County workers in Boulder are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and officials in at least two other counties plan to do the same starting Friday.

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?
June 26 2014 4:30 AM ET

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Do these two Democrats and three Republicans have what it takes to get Speaker Boehner to care about ENDA by cosponsoring it?

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor
June 26 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor

James Esseks

A year after Edie Windsor's case helped ring in federal recognition of same-sex relationships, full equality is only becoming more tangible.

Sen. Susan Collins Endorses Marriage Equality
June 25 2014 9:23 PM ET

Another Republican Senator Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

On the heels of receiving HRC's endorsement, Collins joins the small number of Republicans on the side of equality.

STUDY: Religious Counseling Associated With Higher LGB Suicide Risk
June 25 2014 8:32 PM ET

STUDY: Religious Counseling Has Higher Risk of LGB Suicide

Trudy Ring

That doesn't necessarily mean it causes suicide, but the association is troubling, says a new study.

WATCH: Out Trans Students Celebrate Graduation at Catholic Schools
June 25 2014 8:31 PM ET

WATCH: Out Trans Students Celebrate Graduation at Catholic Schools

Mitch Kellaway

This graduation season, two schools took steps towards making Catholic education more inclusive of transgender students.

Homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt Wins Colo. State Rep Primary
June 25 2014 7:36 PM ET

Homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt Wins Colo. State Rep Primary

Trudy Ring

The outrageously antigay Klingenschmitt will be the Republican candidate for a state House seat from Colorado Springs.

Gay Rep. Maloney Dealt Slight Setback in New York Primary
June 25 2014 2:31 PM ET

Gay Rep. Maloney Dealt Slight Setback in New York Primary

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney faced off with the former congresswoman who is fighting to win the seat back.

Bill Clinton Calls Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan 'Two Amazing Women'
June 25 2014 2:11 PM ET

Clinton Calls Windsor and Kaplan 'Two Amazing Women'

Daniel Reynolds

The former president praised the women for their work in defeating DOMA, which he signed into law.

Out Pol Heather Mizeur Loses Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
June 25 2014 1:56 PM ET

Out Pol Heather Mizeur Loses Maryland Gubernatorial Primary

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Out Maryland gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur lost the candidacy to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated
June 25 2014 1:47 PM ET

Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated

Trudy Ring

Frank Schaefer was defrocked in December for having performed his son's same-sex wedding, but an appeals panel has returned him to the ministry.

Oklahoma Trans Woman Advances in Quest for Office
June 25 2014 1:30 PM ET

Oklahoma Trans Woman Advances in Quest for Office

Parker Marie Molloy

After forcing a runoff election, Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer seeks to make history as the state's first openly transgender legislator.

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