Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Republican Who Broke With Her Party on DOMA Loses Election
November 06 2012 9:55 PM ET

Republican Who Broke With Her Party on DOMA Loses Election

Lucas Grindley

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

Republican Defeats Antigay Democrat in Tennessee US Senate Race
November 06 2012 9:32 PM ET

Republican Defeats Antigay Dem for Tenn. Senate Seat

Trudy Ring

Incumbent Bob Corker defeats disowned Democrat Mark Clayton.

Exit Poll Shows Latino Voters Go Big for Marriage Equality
November 06 2012 9:24 PM ET

Exit Poll Shows Latino Voters Go Big for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

After President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in May, politi

Chris Matthews Says Governor Chris Christie Was Left at the Altar in a Gay Marriage With Romney
November 06 2012 8:07 PM ET

Was Chris Christie Left at the Altar in a Gay Marriage With Romney?

Lucas Grindley

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

Check Here for Updates on LGBT Races to Watch
November 06 2012 6:37 PM ET November 12 2012 4:13 PM ET

Election Results: LGBT Races to Watch

Michelle Garcia

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.

Stuff to Look at While You Wait for Results
November 06 2012 4:51 PM ET

Stuff to Look at While You Wait for Results

Advocate.com Editors

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.

MLK Goddaughter Donzaleigh Abernathy Pleads for Marriage Equality
November 06 2012 3:06 PM ET

MLK Goddaughter Donzaleigh Abernathy Pleads for Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Donzaleigh Abernathy, the daughter of civil rights activists Ralph and Juanita Jones Abernathy and goddaughter of the Rev.

Antigay Group in Maine Caught Posting Vile and Homphobic Rant
November 06 2012 2:59 PM ET

Antigay Group in Maine Caught Posting Vile, Homophobic Rant

Lucas Grindley

The group opposing marriage equality in Maine has removed a vile rant posted on its website just as voters headed to the polls, according to ThinkProgress.

Last Poll Out of Maine Shows Marriage Equality Ahead
November 06 2012 2:06 PM ET

Last Poll in Maine Shows Marriage Equality Ahead

Lucas Grindley

The very last poll out of Maine shows the chances of marriage equality becoming law today are still favored.

The Advocates Post Election Exit Poll
November 06 2012 9:00 AM ET

The Advocate's LGBT Exit Poll

Advocate.com Editors

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

Check Out The Advocate for Coverage of Election Day
November 05 2012 8:50 PM ET

Our List of Races to Watch Tonight for LGBT Voters

Advocate.com Editors

As we have all campaign season, The Advocate will be covering all of the LGBT angles on Election Day.

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