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.

One presidential candidate made history by supporting same-sex marriage while the other wants to amend the Constitution to ban it. But equality for LGBT Americans was never debated.

October 22 2012 10:56 PM

“I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,” says the singer.

October 22 2012 1:25 PM

Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin is once again being attacked as a "radical lesbian."

October 19 2012 5:56 PM

The Democratic governor in New York endorsed a Republican, State Senator Stephen Saland, who provided a critical vote to pass marriage equality legislation.

October 19 2012 4:22 PM

A Democrat is spreading a rumor that his Republican opponent is secretly gay and heads up an army of gays in Congress.

Daniel Boman is challenging Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt, who voted against repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and against passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. But on Facebook, Boman posed a question to his followers: "Who would you vote for?"

October 19 2012 4:04 PM

When a gay couple was told they couldn't have a double room at a bed and breakfast, they sued for discrimination. And on Thursday they won the case, according to the AFP.

October 19 2012 3:35 PM