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 Democrat won reelection in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty.

November 06 2012 10:21 PM

Akin shocked voters with his comments about 'legitimate rape,' but he also said marriage equality threatens the traditional family.

November 06 2012 10:15 PM

Massachusetts voters returned a Democrat to the Senate, and at the same time sent home a Republican who had at times sided with LGBT Americans.

Whether Republican Sen. Scott Brown was a true ally was a point of contention made by Log Cabin Republicans who once gave him its highest award. Brown had broke with his party to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

November 06 2012 10:04 PM

The Democrat, Chris Murphy, has won his quest for Connecticut's open seat in the U.S. Senate.

And that means Linda McMahon, the only Republican Senate candidate to step out of line with her party and say she'd vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, has lost.

November 06 2012 8:55 PM

Incumbent Bob Corker defeats disowned Democrat Mark Clayton.

November 06 2012 8:32 PM

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews explains Mitt Romney's expected slump at the polls with a same-sex marriage metaphor, notes BuzzFeed.

"We knew the Republicans generally, according to their platform, don't believe in same-sex marriage, we know that," he said, smiling. "But I think the decision by Romney to leave Chris Christie at the altar was the most devastating decision they made."

Christie has been reported as Romney's apparent second choice for vice president. But it all supposedly happened after Christie was left to think he might get the job.

November 06 2012 7:07 PM

It was truly a landslide for equality all across the country, including wins at the ballot box for marriage equality, the first gay U.S. senator, and a new generation of representatives in Congress.

November 06 2012 5:37 PM Updated

All revved up waiting for the numbers to come in? Us too. Here are some images we swiped from our Facebook friends, coworkers, blogs, and worse.

November 06 2012 3:51 PM

Did you vote today? If so, take The Advocate's completely non-scientific post-election exit poll.

November 06 2012 8:00 AM