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.

On the red carpet for a Kennedy Center event in her honor, Ellen DeGeneres told reporters that women should be "very, very scared" of a Mitt Romney presidency.

October 24 2012 2:08 PM

With just two weeks before the election, the super PAC Fight Back Colorado is giving voters a laugh at the expense of Republican leadership responsible for killing civil unions in a new parody of Carly Rae Jeppsen's summer hit "Call Me Maybe" featuring House Majority Leader Amy Stephens and Speaker of the House Frank McNulty.

October 24 2012 11:39 AM

Romney's team promised the gay Republican group he'd back ENDA as president, but he does not want to make the stance public, The Nation reports. Also: Barney Frank critiques Log Cabin's Romney endorsement.

October 23 2012 6:39 PM Updated

An error surrounding the ballot question for Maryland's marriage equality initiative may confuse some of the state's Spanish-speaking voters, WUSA reports.

Ross Goldstein, the Board of Elections deputy administrator for Silver Spring, Md., said a mistake occurred when the state's marriage equality voter initiative, Question 6, was incorrectly translated from English to Spanish.

October 23 2012 3:03 PM

The group representing gay Republicans said it supported Romney for president while describing the endorsement as “qualified.”

October 23 2012 9:54 AM Updated