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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.
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.

Gallaudet Official Featured in Ad By Marriage Equality Opponents
October 19 2012 12:03 PM ET

Gallaudet Official Featured in Ad By Marriage Equality Opponents

Julie Bolcer

"When marriage has been redefined elsewhere, as Question 6 does, people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished," says the commercial.

Catholic Church and NOM Responsible for 60 Percent of Funding to Fight Marriage Equality
October 18 2012 7:05 PM ET

Catholic Church, NOM Responsible for 60% of Funds Fighting Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A new report from the Human Rights Campaign quantifies the cost of antigay advocacy, as perpetrated by the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and National Organization for Marriage in the four states considering marriage ballot measures this November.

Arizona Student Paper Apologizes for Violent Homophobic Cartoon
October 18 2012 6:24 PM ET

Arizona Student Paper Apologizes for Violent, Homophobic Cartoon

Sunnivie Brydum

The Daily Wildcat, student paper for the University of Arizona, is under fire for publishing a comic that seems to advocate and joke about killing gay people.

Washington Gay Man Arrested for Harassing Equality Opponent
October 18 2012 4:47 PM ET

Washington Gay Man Arrested for Harassing Equality Opponent

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay man is accused of tearing down a sign opposing Referendum 74, the ballot measure to affirm the state's marriage equality law, and shoving an African-American woman who tried to intervene.

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