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.
Homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt Wins Colo. State Rep Primary
June 25 2014 6:36 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 1:31 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 1:11 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 12:56 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 12:47 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 12:30 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.

N.C. Lawmaker Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia
June 25 2014 11:56 AM ET

N.C. Rep. Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia

Daniel Reynolds

"What Is a 'Sexual Orientation,'" Rep. Paul Stern asked in a document distributed to his colleagues.

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision
June 25 2014 11:52 AM ET

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision

Lucas Grindley

The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide.

Indiana: Federal Judge Overturns Marriage Ban, Weddings Begin
June 25 2014 11:26 AM ET June 25 2014 9:38 PM ET

Indiana: Weddings Have Begun

Michelle Garcia

Indiana couples are rushing to obtain marriage certificates after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional.

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