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.

Kober also loosely compares LGBT people to drug users and polygamists to make his argument against the inclusive amendment.

August 21 2012 5:48 PM

The former mayor of New York City says Putin was right to have punk band Pussy Riot arrested and prosecuted.

August 21 2012 2:42 PM

LPAC announced that it has nearly reached its goal of raising $100,000 for Tammy Baldwin, who could become the first openly gay U.S. senator.

August 21 2012 12:45 PM

Rep. Todd Akin has until Tuesday evening to pull out of the Missouri Senate race without much of a financial penalty.

August 21 2012 12:07 PM

Platform language advancing in Tampa reaffirms the party’s support for a federal constitutional amendment and blasts the “open defiance” of the Obama administration against DOMA.

August 21 2012 9:54 AM

Minnesota legislator Kerry Gauthier endangered his party's chances of regaining control of the state House after news broke that he had hooked up with a 17-year-old boy.

The two were introduced through Craigslist and met up at a rest stop last month. The teenager later told police he had oral sex with Gauthier, a 56-year-old unmarried state politician representing the Duluth area. Gauthier's fellow Democrats are now calling on him to drop his reelection bid, even though a Republican win could endanger the chances of Democrats regaining the lower house of Minnesota's legislature.

August 20 2012 6:16 PM

A Republican state representative candidate in Arkansas took an antigay, pro-life stance, citing her “Christian values” in an advertisement published last week in The Yell County Record.

In the ad, candidate Mary Bentley attacks Democrats for their stances on same-sex marriage and abortion.

“Do you support Gay marriage and abortion?” reads the nearly 200-word ad, which a reader sent to the Arkansas Times. “The democrat party does.”

August 20 2012 2:57 PM