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LGBT-rights advocates testified Tuesday before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people based on their gender identity.
One-time Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will speak at a luncheon in St. Louis next month.
President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be judges as the White House tries to address concerns from black lawmakers about minority representation on the federal bench.
Gov. Scott Walker, a staunch defender of Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, said Wednesday that he senses no "significant movement" to undo the law even though a federal lawsuit filed Monday challenges its constitutionality.
Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson has filed to run as an independent candidate for a seat on a county commission outside Nashville, Tenn.
A North Carolina Republican representative is reacting to rumors that "American Idol" star Clay Aiken will run for Congress.
An Alabama gay rights group and local realtors have accused Rep. Mike Rogers of making homophobic groups while speaking to a realtors group in Montgomery.
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.
Ken Buck, a Republican prosecutor, became a symbol for his party’s political overreach in 2010, when he beat the establishment pick in a U.S. Senate primary, only to lose to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.