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.
Slain Baltimore Trans Women Was Sibling to NBA Star
July 21 2014 6:19 PM ET

Slain Baltimore Trans Woman Was Sibling to NBA Star

Parker Marie Molloy

After learning his sister's death, Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock expressed sadness, praising his sibling for teaching him how to live his own life.

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?
July 21 2014 5:12 PM ET

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?

Rebecca Juro

Lesbian pundit Sally Kohn makes a hilariously satirical analogy.

July 21 2014 4:20 PM ET

Vows: Celebrating a Same-Sex California Wedding Indian-Style

San Diego couple Kunal Ghose & Jason Aronne were married July 11 in a ceremony that included Indian flourishes

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Discriminatory Trans Housing Policy
July 21 2014 2:36 PM ET July 22 2014 1:33 PM ET

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Trans Housing Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

George Fox University will now allow students who have undergone specific gender-confirming surgeries to be housed in accordance with their gender. Others will be housed according to their sex assigned at birth.

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order
July 21 2014 12:37 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order

Sunnivie Brydum

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions
July 21 2014 6:17 AM ET

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions

Francis DeBernardo

The executive director of the Catholic LGBT organization New Ways Ministry weighs in on the debate over including religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

WATCH: The Trans Reporter Changing Turkish Society
July 20 2014 3:45 PM ET

WATCH: The Trans Reporter Changing Turkish Society

Neal Broverman

Michelle Demishevich is the most prominent transgender person in predominately-Muslim Turkey.

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit
July 20 2014 5:09 AM ET

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit

Trudy Ring

Colleen Simon says church officials hired her under false pretenses, knowing she was a lesbian and telling her it would not be a problem.

Colo. Supreme Court Stops Denver's Same-Sex Marriages
July 18 2014 6:53 PM ET

Colo. Supreme Court Stops Denver's Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court ordered Denver to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples but did not address two other counties that have been doing the same.

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.

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