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.
Supreme Court Puts Utah Marriages on Hold
July 18 2014 6:23 PM ET

Supreme Court Puts Utah Marriages on Hold

Michelle Garcia

In the ongoing case to bring marriage equality to the state of Utah, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued an emergency stay on the order for the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples.

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders
July 18 2014 5:44 PM ET

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama plans to amend two existing executive orders to outlaw anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors and protect transgender civilian federal employees.

Croatia Passes Civil Unions — Without Adoption Rights
July 18 2014 2:03 PM ET

Croatian Same-Sex Couples Offered Piecemeal Rights

Thom Senzee

The newest member country of the European Union has taken a step to reverse some of the damage done by a constitutional ban on marriage equality.

Dept. of Defense: Chelsea Manning May Begin Transition in Prison
July 18 2014 2:01 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Gets Good News From Military

Parker Marie Molloy

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.

WATCH: Let Rachel Maddow Put This Plane Attack in Eye-Opening Context
July 18 2014 12:25 PM ET

Let Rachel Maddow Put This Plane Attack in Eye-Opening Context

Lucas Grindley

As usual, the out MSNBC anchor added historic context to the news.

Federal Court Rules Oklahoma Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 18 2014 11:41 AM ET

Federal Court Rules Oklahoma Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

The same panel of judges that ruled against Utah's marriage ban in June ruled to overturn Oklahoma's ban on Friday morning.

Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation
July 18 2014 6:14 AM ET

Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation

Georgia Kolias

After her partner of 17 years began transitioning to male, a lesbian explains what keeps them together no matter life's changes.

Backyard Slights Are Pulling Us Down
July 18 2014 4:01 AM ET

Backyard Slights Are Pulling Us Down

Scout

Microaggressions are those barely-there slights, they’re the many tiny slights that grate across our days.

Editor's Letter: Excising That Word
July 18 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excising That Word

Matthew Breen

Two words have been conflated with trans identities, and those words have hijacked much of the discourse.

Can This Gay Republican Win a House Seat?
July 17 2014 8:31 PM ET

Can This Gay Republican Win a House Seat?

Daniel Reynolds

Carl DeMaio, who won the Republican primary in California's 52nd district, has a shot of becoming the first GOP congressman who's been out from the get-go.

First Miss. Mayor Announces Support for Marriage Equality
July 17 2014 7:21 PM ET

First Miss. Mayor Announces Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

David Garcia, mayor of the Gulf Coast city of Waveland, takes a stand for equal marriage rights.

Straight People Cheating? It's Our Fault
July 17 2014 5:49 PM ET

Straight People Cheating? It's Our Fault

Trudy Ring

In seeking equal marriage rights, we're undermining monogamy, claims a conservative columnist.

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