CNBC's Joe Kernen confronted Rick Perry about his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, but the Texas governor still stands by his beliefs.
Trans woman and Air Force veteran Lauren Scott hopes to become the first out transgender member of any state legislature.
Mike Michaud was unopposed in Tuesday's primary for governor, while Ryan Fecteau captured the Democratic nomination in the state's 11th House District.
Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.
The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.