June 20 2014 2:33 PM ET

Why Rick Perry Is Beyond Repair

Author Suzanna Danuta Walters says we should demand equality—but don't use the argument that we're 'born this way' as the reason

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped in It' With Gay, Alcoholic Comparison
June 20 2014 2:00 PM ET

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped In It'

Sunnivie Brydum

After the Texas governor made national headlines for claiming one can be genetically predisposed to homosexuality, like alcoholism, he's been scrambling to walk back the statement.

WATCH: Do Rob Portman's Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable?
June 18 2014 12:38 PM ET

Republican Asked If His Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable

Daniel Reynolds

The first Republican senator to endorse marriage equality notes that his position put him 'at odds' with his party.

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box
June 18 2014 12:13 PM ET

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Annie Hollenbeck

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy
June 17 2014 2:14 PM ET

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy

Michelle Garcia

CNBC's Joe Kernen confronted Rick Perry about his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, but the Texas governor still stands by his beliefs.

Nevada Republicans Elect Trans Candidate in Primary
June 13 2014 2:11 PM ET

Trans Candidate Wins Nevada Primary — For Which Party?

Parker Marie Molloy

Trans woman and Air Force veteran Lauren Scott hopes to become the first out transgender member of any state legislature.

WATCH: Gay Pol Features Husband in Charming Campaign Ad
June 13 2014 12:11 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Pol Features Husband in Campaign Ad

Daniel Reynolds

Brett Smiley, a gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., may have released the most adorable campaign ad yet.

Hillary Clinton Had 'Shouting Matches' With Russian Pols on LGBT Rights
June 12 2014 12:47 PM ET

Hillary Had 'Shouting Matches' With Russian Pols

Daniel Reynolds

The former Secretary of State says Vladimir Putin will not be happy to read her new memoir, Hard Choices.

Okla. Pol: No Problem With Stoning Gays
June 11 2014 7:47 PM ET

Okla. Pol: No Problem With Stoning Gays

Trudy Ring

State representative candidate Scott Esk says homosexuality is 'worthy of death' but claims he wouldn't author legislation instituting such punishment.

Maine Could Make History With Gay Governor, Youngest Out Legislator
June 11 2014 3:55 PM ET

Maine Could Make History With Gay Governor, Youngest Out Legislator

Trudy Ring

Mike Michaud was unopposed in Tuesday's primary for governor, while Ryan Fecteau captured the Democratic nomination in the state's 11th House District.

California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker
June 08 2014 12:59 PM ET

Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Calif. Speaker

Thom Senzee

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach, Calif.
June 04 2014 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Garcia becomes the first openly gay and first Latino mayor of Los Angeles suburb Long Beach, Calif.

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