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GOP Congressional Candidate Features Gay Son in Ad

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
Nan Hayworth, the Republican seeking to unseat out Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in New York's 18th Congressional District, released a television ad Wednesday featuring her gay son.

GOP Rep. Chris Gibson Backs Attaching ENDA to Defense Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
A Republican cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act publicly endorsed a strategy Saturday that would attach the piece of LGBT-rights legislation as an amendment to a broader defense bill.

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Former Utah Gov.: No Run in 2016; Marriage Equality Nationwide Inevitable

POLITICS | By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he's ruling out another run for the White House in 2016, and also told reporters that he believes same-sex marriage will eventually be recognized across the country.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

POLITICS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 23
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

Fiery, Feisty, Running for Florida Governor :: Meet LGBT Ally Nan Rich

POLITICS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 13
Compassionate. Principled. Unwavering. Assessable. Determined. These are just a few of the words that supporters of Nan Rich have used to describe the democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate.

New Zealand Minister Resigns After Police Contact

A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage on Thursday resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.

Phoenix’s High Five

POLITICS | By EDGE | Apr 28
Don’t let your opinion of Arizona be swayed by SB 1026. On the ground you’ll find plenty of progressive legislators, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be members or allies of the LGBT community.

Clay Pell Carries on Family’s Political Dynasty

POLITICS | By Joe Siegel | Apr 7
Clay Pell is one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island. He talks to EDGE about his family’s legacy, including his grandfather Claiborne Pell and his aunt Julie Pell, a veteran LGBT rights activist.

McAuliffe Fulfills LGBT Campaign Promise

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jan 17
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) was sworn into office in Richmond on Saturday, sparking hope among equal-rights advocates that his position as an LGBT ally may foster incremental changes to Virginia’s discriminatory laws.

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