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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election
November 08 2012 10:12 PM ET

Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election

Trudy Ring

Believe it or not, there was other news happening this week.

Voters in Two Kansas Cities Repeal Antidiscrimination Laws
November 08 2012 8:13 PM ET

Voters in Two Kansas Cities Repeal Antidiscrimination Laws

Trudy Ring

Citizens in both Salina and Hutchinson voted to rescind the gay-inclusive ordinances their cities had adopted this year.

Outed Republican Sheriff Wins Re-Election
November 08 2012 7:52 PM ET

Outed Republican Sheriff Wins Re-Election

Michelle Garcia

Paul Babeu, the outed Sheriff of Pinal County, Ariz., has won re-election with 53.8% of the vote.

Gay House Speaker Marks First for Colorado
November 08 2012 5:08 PM ET

Gay House Speaker Marks First for Colorado

Sunnivie Brydum

Mark Ferrandino, an openly gay Denver democrat, was nominated as the Speaker of the House of Representatives by fellow state legislators on Thursday. Ferrandino is the first openly LGBT person to hold the speaker's gavel.

Romney Concedes Loss in Florida
November 08 2012 4:55 PM ET

Romney Concedes Florida; Campaign Staff 'Sick' Over Loss

Trudy Ring

Votes are still being counted in the state, but they're mostly from heavily Democratic areas.

New Hampshire Voters Elect Their First Trans Lawmaker
November 08 2012 4:15 PM ET

New Hampshire Voters Elect Their First Trans Lawmaker

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In another of many history-making victories in Tuesday’s election, New Hampshire has voted in its first openly transgender legislator.

WATCH Footballers Ayanbadejo and Kluwe Celebrate Marriage Wins
November 08 2012 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Footballers Ayanbadejo, Kluwe Celebrate Marriage Wins

Trudy Ring

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is thrilled that Marylanders voted for marriage equality, and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe praises his state's voters for rejecting an anti-equality measure.

One in Five Gay Couples Now Live in Marriage Equality States
November 08 2012 2:32 PM ET

One in Five Gay Couples Now Live in Marriage Equality States

Trudy Ring

About 35,000 same-sex couples live in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State, where voters approved marriage equality in Tuesday's election.

Is New Jersey Next for a Marriage Referendum?
November 08 2012 1:41 PM ET

Is New Jersey Next for a Marriage Referendum?

Julie Bolcer

Successful campaigns in Maine, Maryland and Washington has revived talk of a marriage equality referendum in New Jersey, but advocates there refuse to budge.

With Election Over Rachel Maddow Unloads on Delusional Republicans
November 08 2012 1:24 PM ET

WATCH: With Election Over, Rachel Maddow Unloads on Delusional GOP

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow was on a tear during her show on Wednesday, her first chance to offer an unvarnished take on why Republicans lost the presidency and a bunch of competitive Senate races.

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