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.

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

During an interview on The Daily Show on Thursday, President Obama raised his support for LGBT rights as a case for his reelection to the show's young viewers.

"You want a president in the Oval Office whose going to say, 'No, we're not going to amend the Constitution for the first time to restrict rights for gay and lesbian couples," Obama said, earning a big round of applause that interrupted his list of contrasts with Mitt Romney.

Obama said his record is "a strong story to tell," especially on "social issues like 'don't ask, don't tell.'"

October 19 2012 12:26 PM

The New York City mayor will spend from $10 million to $15 million on causes including marriage equality and candidates interested in problem solving.

October 18 2012 12:10 PM