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.

The independent mayor of New York City said one of the effects of Hurricane Sandy is clarification about the differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

November 01 2012 3:50 PM

Voters are being spammed with antigay text messages, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which is calling for $1 million in fines against the right-wing group caught sending them.

The texts sent to swing-state Virginia voters ventured into falsehoods and fearmongering, according to HRC, which found the following messages:

"Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice."

"Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!"

November 01 2012 3:26 PM

The Dallas County Commissioner's Court approved domestic partnership benefits for county employees, but not before a Commissioner incorrectly referred to a lesbian activist as "he."

October 31 2012 4:57 PM

At a debate against Democratic challenger Jim Graves on Tuesday, antigay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the crowd laugh out loud when she said she doesn't partake in political speech.

"It's insulting to say that these are political speech," said Bachmann. "Because that's one thing I do not do, is political speech."

October 31 2012 12:33 PM

When a major disaster happens, does every out-of-left-field crazy fringe preacher race to become the first to blame LGBT people?

October 31 2012 7:00 AM

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a truly scary list of antigay politicians to watch on Election Day?

October 31 2012 6:00 AM

The final ad from Rep. Tammy Baldwin's Senate campaign features former President Bill Clinton comparing the out lesbian's progressive policy beliefs versus her conservative rival Tommy Thompson.

The video, published October 30, touts her record on the economy, jobs, and healthcare reform. "Thanks to Tammy Baldwin, there are three million young people under the age of twenty six who are now on their parents’ health insurance policy," Clinton says in a voiceover. "We will bring America back in a fair, balanced, progressive way with Tammy Baldwin."

October 30 2012 6:57 PM

Kyle Wood, who recanted his story about being attacked because of his sexual orientation and political views, could face criminal charges.

October 30 2012 10:26 AM