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.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'
Congressional hopeful Jody Hice, who just advanced to a runoff, made these points in a 2012 book, not realizing some of the material he quoted was meant ironically.
The legendary politico on the challenges of working with a new generation of LGBT advocates, the importance of humor, the greediness of C-Span, and his wedding loot