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.

Sen. Charles Schumer has recommended Pamela Ki Mai Chen, who could become only the second female Chinese-American and one of a handful of out lesbians to serve on the federal bench.

August 01 2012 4:53 PM Updated

The antigay leaders behind Proposition 8 want the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legal challenge to the state-wide constitutional ban on marriage equality.

July 31 2012 1:53 PM

Trevor Thomas, a candidate in the Democratic primary for a West Michigan Congressional seat, released his first TV ad Tuesday highlighting his background as the son of auto workers.

July 31 2012 11:06 AM

Queens politician weds partner of 13 years on Saturday.

July 29 2012 3:48 PM

“I used to love Chick-Fil-A," Spitzer said. "Their sandwiches were great. Their lemonade was amazing. I’m never going back.”

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Wisconsin Representative JoCasta Zamarripa told reporters this week that she's decided to come out as bisexual — doing so before her upcoming re-election bid. A Democrat (who faces one Democratic challenger in the upcoming primary election), Zamarripa is also the only Hispanic in the Wisconsin Legislature.

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