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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.
Romney Still Supports Federal Marriage Amendment
October 21 2012 1:35 PM ET

Romney Still Supports Federal Marriage Amendment

Michelle Garcia

Despite a perceived possible change of course, Romney campaign surrogate Bay Buchanan says Mitt Romney still opposes federal gay marriage recognition.

Gay Congressional Candidate Anticipates Some 'Knucklehead' GOP Colleagues
October 21 2012 12:55 PM ET

Gay Candidate Expects 'Knucklehead' GOP Colleagues

Michelle Garcia

 

WATCH Missouri Minister Give Gay Rights Speech With a Twist
October 20 2012 5:49 PM ET

WATCH: Minister Gives Gay Rights Speech With a Twist

Trudy Ring

Phil Snider appeared to be arguing against LGBT rights — but wait till the end.

WATCH Finding Common Ground on Marriage Equality
October 20 2012 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Finding Common Ground on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

David Blankenhorn, an opponent turned supporter of the cause, and equality advocate Jonathan Rauch got together on public radio this week.

Seattle Times Pays For Full Page Ads Supporting Republican Governor Marriage Equality
October 19 2012 7:47 PM ET

Seattle Times Pays For Full-Page Ads Supporting Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The company behind The Seattle Times jumped into two of Washington's most closely watched political contests, running full-page ads supporting Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob McKenna and the marriage equality initiative, Refendum 74, both at no cost to the campaigns.

Ted Haggard Says Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal In States
October 19 2012 6:01 PM ET

Ted Haggard: States Should Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

In a new online debate, the disgraced antigay Evangelical Christian pastor says marriage equality should be legal at the state level.

Conservative Columnist Warns That Tammy Baldwin Is a Radical Lesbian
October 19 2012 5:56 PM ET

Columnist: Watch Out, Tammy Baldwin Is a 'Radical Lesbian'

Lucas Grindley

Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin is once again being attacked as a "radical lesbian."

Cuomo Backs Republican Who Voted For Marriage Equality
October 19 2012 4:22 PM ET

Cuomo Backs Republican Who Voted For Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

The Democratic governor in New York endorsed a Republican, State Senator Stephen Saland, who provided a critical vote to pass marriage equality legislation.

Democrat Tries to Win Votes By Spreading Rumor That Republican Congressman Is Gay
October 19 2012 4:04 PM ET

Democrat Tries to Win Votes By Spreading Rumor That GOP Congressman Is Gay

Lucas Grindley

A Democrat is spreading a rumor that his Republican opponent is secretly gay and heads up an army of gays in Congress.

Romney Backer Supported Segregated Housing After DADT
October 19 2012 3:37 PM ET

Romney Backer Supported Segregated Housing After DADT

Michelle Garcia

A retired Marine general who was opposed to integrating openly gay troops with straight troops in sleeping quarters and did not support repealing "don't ask, don't tell," has been named as a suppor

Gay Couple Wins Lawsuit Against Bed and Breakfast
October 19 2012 3:35 PM ET

Gay Couple Wins Lawsuit Against Bed and Breakfast

Lucas Grindley

When a gay couple was told they couldn't have a double room at a bed and breakfast, they sued for discrimination.

October 19 2012 2:54 PM ET

Poll Finds Latinos Support Marriage Equality

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WATCH Obama Gets Big Applause on The Daily Show for Supporting LGBT Rights
October 19 2012 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Gets Big Applause for LGBT Rights Support

Lucas Grindley

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.

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