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 Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage Ban
July 23 2014 8:24 PM ET

Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

While the ruling found that Colorado's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution, the decision came with a stay until August 25.

The Advocate Wins Two NLGJA Journalism Awards
July 23 2014 5:26 PM ET

The Advocate Wins Two NLGJA Journalism Awards

Daniel Reynolds

The Advocate's Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia were announced as among the winners of this year's Excellence in Journalism Awards.

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy for Michael Sam Remarks
July 23 2014 2:41 PM ET

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy

Daniel Reynolds

Keith Olbermann pointed out the hypocrisy of the former NFL's coach recent antigay comments on the drafting of Michael Sam.

WATCH: Protestors Rally as N.C. Women Seek Marriage License
July 23 2014 2:20 PM ET

WATCH: Protesters Rally as Women Seek Marriage License

Trudy Ring

Keisha Hollifield and her partner, Dericka, were turned down for a license in North Carolina's McDowell County, but were glad to make a point about marriage equality.

Fox Pundit: Obama Forcing 'Militant LGBT Agenda' on Christians
July 22 2014 4:40 PM ET

Fox Pundit: Obama Forcing 'Militant LGBT Agenda' on Christians

Rebecca Juro

Fox News’ Todd Starnes bashes the president's antidiscrimination order.

No Florida Weddings Yet, Judge Rules
July 22 2014 2:21 PM ET

No Florida Weddings Yet, Judge Rules

Trudy Ring

The same judge who ruled against the state's marriage ban has denied a motion to issue licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees
July 22 2014 12:28 PM ET

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

Just months after the passage of sweeping, statewide nondiscrimination statute protecting transgender people, Maryland announces that trans state employees will no longer face discrimination in insurance.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value
July 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value

James Rowe

Striking religious exemptions from ENDA would be a step forward for both LGBT Americans and Christianity, says the director of Believe Out Loud.

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Major Movie Studios
July 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Movie Studios

Advocate.com Editors

GLAAD's annual report tracked the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year to map the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people in films. Find out how each stacked up here.

After Executive Order, 5 Congress Members Could Make The Difference on ENDA
July 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

ENDA: 5 Congress Members Who Could Make The Difference

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

President Obama may have signed an order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors, but most LGBT people still live in areas without employment protections.

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