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.
Maryland Officially Becomes Gay Marry Land
November 07 2012 1:08 AM ET November 07 2012 3:27 AM ET

Maryland Officially Becomes Gay-Marry-Land

Sunnivie Brydum

The heavily Democratic state was among the first to affirm marriage equality at the ballot box, with voters upholding the state's same-sex marriage law.

Marriage WIN Maine Voters Affirm Marriage Equality
November 07 2012 1:01 AM ET

Marriage WIN: Maine Voters Affirm Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Maine reverses a 2009 ban on same-sex marriage and makes history.

Gay Rights Foe Marsha Blackburn Reelected to Congress From Tennessee
November 07 2012 1:01 AM ET

Gay Rights Foe Marsha Blackburn Reelected to Congress From Tennessee

Trudy Ring

Blackburn helped draft the Republicans' antigay national platform.

PRESIDENT OBAMA REELECTED WHILE SUPPORTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY
November 07 2012 12:18 AM ET

Obama's Reelection Transforms Politics of Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

North Carolina Elects Famously Antigay Virginia Foxx Again
November 07 2012 12:05 AM ET

North Carolina Elects Famously Antigay Virginia Foxx Again

Trudy Ring

Foxx is known for saying Matthew Shepard's murder was not a hate crime.

Tim Kaine Defeats Antigay George Allen for Virginia Senate Seat
November 06 2012 11:42 PM ET

Tim Kaine Defeats Antigay George Allen for Virginia Senate Seat

Trudy Ring

Allen has a record of opposing marriage equality and LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes laws.

Wisconsin Elects Second Out Congressional Rep in Mark Pocan
November 06 2012 11:31 PM ET

Wisconsin Elects Second Out Congressional Rep in Mark Pocan

Trudy Ring

Pocan succeeds Tammy Baldwin, who tonight was elected to the U.S. Senate.

This Is How a Supposedly Radical Lesbian Wins in Congress
November 06 2012 11:30 PM ET November 06 2012 11:27 PM ET

This Is How a ‘Radical Lesbian’ Won

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Tammy Baldwin was called a “radical lesbian” in her quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Turns out Wisconsin voters didn't take the bait.

David Cicilline Reelected in Rhode Island
November 06 2012 11:21 PM ET

Cicilline, R.I.'s Gay Congressman, Reelected

Neal Broverman

The Democrat won reelection in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill Beats Antigay Todd Akin in Missouri
November 06 2012 11:15 PM ET

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill Beats Antigay Todd Akin in Missouri

Trudy Ring

Akin shocked voters with his comments about 'legitimate rape,' but he also said marriage equality threatens the traditional family.

Elizabeth Warren Wins And Sends Sometimes Ally Scott Brown Packing
November 06 2012 11:04 PM ET

Elizabeth Warren Wins; Sometimes Ally Scott Brown Sent Packing

Lucas Grindley

Massachusetts voters returned a Democrat to the Senate, and at the same time sent home a Republican who had at times sided with LGBT 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.

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