In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report 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 LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

He faced a difficult reelection challenge after redistricting.

November 07 2012 12:24 AM

Blackburn helped draft the Republicans' antigay national platform.

November 07 2012 12:01 AM

Foxx is known for saying Matthew Shepard's murder was not a hate crime.

November 06 2012 11:05 PM

Allen has a record of opposing marriage equality and LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes laws.

November 06 2012 10:42 PM

Pocan succeeds Tammy Baldwin, who tonight was elected to the U.S. Senate.

November 06 2012 10:31 PM

Tammy Baldwin was called a “radical lesbian” in her quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Turns out Wisconsin voters didn't take the bait.

November 06 2012 10:30 PM Updated

The Democrat won reelection in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty.

November 06 2012 10:21 PM

Akin shocked voters with his comments about 'legitimate rape,' but he also said marriage equality threatens the traditional family.

November 06 2012 10:15 PM

Massachusetts voters returned a Democrat to the Senate, and at the same time sent home a Republican who had at times sided with LGBT Americans.

Whether Republican Sen. Scott Brown was a true ally was a point of contention made by Log Cabin Republicans who once gave him its highest award. Brown had broke with his party to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

November 06 2012 10:04 PM