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.
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.

Pastor Says Bloomberg Brought Hurricane to NYC Because He Supports Marriage Equality
November 05 2012 5:07 PM ET

Pastor: Bloomberg Brought Hurricane to NYC Because He Supports Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

At a rally against marriage equality, fire-breathing pastor Luke Robinson blamed Hurricane Sandy on equality-minded New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and his support for marriage equality.

The Best Case Scenario on Marriage Equality Comes to Life for Obama
November 05 2012 4:51 PM ET

Were the Pundits Wrong About Obama on Marriage Equality?

Lucas Grindley

The pundits imagined a worst-case scenario for the president's reelection bid after he announced his support for marriage equality, but will it come true on Election Day?

Antigay GOP Senate Candidate Blasted by Own Family
November 05 2012 3:49 PM ET

Antigay GOP Senate Candidate Blasted by In-Laws

Neal Broverman

Discrimination against LGBT people will not fly among the family of Josh Mandel, a Republican running for Senate in Ohio.

Obama Replies to Daughter of Gay Dads
November 05 2012 3:20 PM ET

Obama Replies to Daughter of Gay Dads

Trudy Ring

The president thanks Sophia Bailey-Klugh for her support and advises her on dealing with teasing.

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