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 race to represent Arizona's ninth district was too close to call until Monday morning.

November 12 2012 1:38 PM Updated

California's Mary Bono Mack, who took over her late husband's seat in Congress, was defeated on Tuesday by Democrat Raul Ruiz.

November 11 2012 5:38 PM

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

November 08 2012 9:12 PM

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

November 08 2012 7:13 PM

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

November 08 2012 6:52 PM