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 Public Policy Polling survey indicates U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin has maintained a three-point lead over Tommy Thompson, who appears to be lacking favor among Wisconsin voters.

October 08 2012 1:24 PM

Linda McMahon, the former World Wresting Entertainment CEO and Senate hopeful from Connecticut, said that she would vote to repeal the federal law, even as she demonstrated some unfamiliarity with the issue.

October 08 2012 10:57 AM Updated

The former chief justice, trying to get his old job back, receives applause from Tea Party members after denigrating gays.

October 06 2012 6:56 PM

The nation's Supreme Court upholds 'gay propaganda' laws but says they do not prohibit LGBT pride parades or other public events.

October 05 2012 11:23 AM

President Obama was battered while making just one consistent swipe against Mitt Romney: Where are the details?

October 03 2012 11:28 PM

Watch President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time this election season.

October 03 2012 8:41 PM