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: Denver Now Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 10 2014 4:24 PM ET July 11 2014 1:20 PM ET

Denver Now Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Sunnivie Brydum

After a state court refused to stop Boulder County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Denver has followed suit.

Orange is the New Black Earns 12 Emmy Nominations, Laverne Cox Makes History
July 10 2014 11:09 AM ET

Laverne Cox Makes History With Emmy Nominations

Parker Marie Molloy

The Netflix hit grabbed nominations across the comedy categories on Thursday morning.

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet
July 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Jackie Speier

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

Religious Exemptions or Not, Lobbying Continues for ENDA
July 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Religious Exemptions or Not, Lobbying Continues for ENDA

Michelle Garcia

Freedom to Work names members of Congress who might be interested in cosponsoring ENDA, including conservative Democrats, liberal Republicans, and a retiring representative who could go rogue.

Laverne Cox: The Making of an Icon
July 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Laverne Cox: The Making of an Icon

Matthew Breen

For years she struggled to find her place. Now she has a voice, a cause, and an audience. And she’s running with it.

#TBT: WWII and the Buddy System
July 10 2014 3:45 AM ET

#TBT: WWII and the Buddy System

Christopher Harrity

Throwback Thursday focuses on Taschen's new book, an amazing collection of vintage military men enjoying each other's (nude) company.

SCOTUS Rejects Pa. Clerk's Final Attempt to Stop Marriage Equality
July 09 2014 7:41 PM ET

Supreme Court Gives Pa. Clerk The Final No

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

The highest court in the U.S. will not hear a final effort to uphold Pennsylvania's marriage ban.

Colo. Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
July 09 2014 7:11 PM ET

Colorado Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

A state court in Colorado provides the 24th consecutive ruling favoring the freedom to marry, but includes a stay with the decision.

Showtime to Air 'Kidnapped for Christ,' Exposing Antigay Reform School
July 09 2014 6:53 PM ET

Showtime to Air Kidnapped for Christ, Exposé of Antigay Reform School

Trudy Ring

The powerful documentary will premiere on Showtime Thursday night.

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Upset Over Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to 'The View'
July 09 2014 6:50 PM ET

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Upset Over Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to The View

Rebecca Juro

Elisabeth Hasselbeck trashes her former cohost on The View during a call to Fox and Friends.

Indiana Won't Recognize June's Same-Sex Marriages
July 09 2014 5:34 PM ET

Another State Refuses to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Trudy Ring

An order from Gov. Mike Pence's office withholds recognition for the marriages that took place in the brief period that licenses were available to same-sex couples.

Utah Asks Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Equality
July 09 2014 4:48 PM ET

Utah Asks Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

It's the first case of several marriage equality challenges expected to be filed with the nation's highest court.

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