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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.
After Crucial Wins Rhode Island Sets Sights On Marriage Law
November 07 2012 5:15 PM ET

After Crucial Wins, Rhode Island Sets Sights On Marriage Law

Michelle Garcia

Following a pickup of several more LGBT allies in the Rhode Island state legislature, marriage equality advocates are confident their state can pass a law to grant same-sex couples the right to mar

San Francisco Health Program to Expand Transgender Coverage
November 07 2012 5:06 PM ET

San Francisco Health Program to Expand Transgender Coverage

Trudy Ring

Healthy San Francisco, which provides care to uninsured residents, will no longer exclude certain transition-related procedures.

WATCH Maryland Gov OMalley Celebrate Marriage Win
November 07 2012 5:04 PM ET

WATCH: Maryland Gov. O'Malley Celebrates Marriage Win

Neal Broverman

Democratic Maryland governor Martin O'Malley was ebullient on Tuesday after his state's voters affirmed marriage equality.

Win Claimed in Washington As Voters Affirm Marriage Equality
November 07 2012 5:00 PM ET November 07 2012 5:04 PM ET

WASHINGTON VICTORY; A SWEEP FOR MARRIAGE

Sunnivie Brydum

On Wednesday morning, equality advocates declared victory in Washington state, confirming that voters approved Referendum 74, bringing marriage equality to the northwestern state.

Watch a Rare Look Inside the Bubble of Fox News
November 07 2012 4:01 PM ET

WATCH: A Rare Peek Inside the Bubble That Is Fox News

Lucas Grindley

Immediately after Fox News' own decision desk called Ohio for Obama, Karl Rove had a fit.

Mixed Results for Republicans Who Backed Marriage Equality in New York
November 07 2012 3:00 PM ET November 07 2012 3:00 PM ET

Mixed Results for Republicans Who Backed Marriage Equality in New York

Julie Bolcer

Mark Grisanti, one of four Republican state senators who backed marriage equality legislation last year, won his race for reelection, while Stephen Saland appeared to be losing.

Antigay Tom McClintock is Reelected to the Chagrin of LGBT Voters
November 07 2012 1:40 PM ET

Opponent of LGBT Education Elected

Advocate.com Editors

One of California's antigay politicos was reelected on Tuesday.

Tammy Wins as Told In Some Truly Moving Pictures
November 07 2012 1:20 PM ET

Tammy Wins: In Pictures

Advocate.com Editors

We're not gloating — it's just that we just find these pictures of Tammy Baldwin and her supporters very moving. The Wisconsin congresswoman became the first openly gay U.S. senator in history on Tuesday.

We Might Have Seen the Last of Antigay Allen West
November 07 2012 1:10 PM ET

Have We Seen the Last of Antigay Allen West?

Advocate.com Editors

It's still not for certain that Tea Party favorite Allen West

Bisexual Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Is Optimistic in Arizona
November 07 2012 1:09 PM ET January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

Kyrsten Sinema: 'We’re Optimistic' in Arizona

Advocate.com Editors

Kyrsten Sinema, who could become the first openly bisexual candidate elected to Congress, said her lead in the hotly contested race in Arizona appears to be “growing.”

Mark Takano Becomes First LGBT Person of Color in Congress
November 07 2012 12:40 PM ET January 07 2014 2:08 PM ET

Mark Takano Becomes First LGBT Person of Color in Congress

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Mark Takano has won the congressional race in the 41st Congressional District in California, becoming the first person of color in Congress.

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