Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues.

Medical Examiner
July 31 2015 5:55 AMFetal Tissue Gives Hope for One of the Worst DiseasesPlanned Parenthood is right to supply it.
The Slatest
July 30 2015 10:36 AMRuth Bader Ginsburg Reveals How She Would Have Written the Marriage Equality Decision
Brow Beat
July 29 2015 8:57 AMIf You Grill This Cheese at Your Summer Cookout, All Your Vegetarian Friends Will Thank You
Outward
July 28 2015 9:04 AMJudge Bemoans Sanctuary Cities, Marijuana Legalization in Hearing on Trans Bathroom Access
Behind the Scenes
July 27 2015 10:30 AMWhat Will Happen After Marriage Equality?And more from Slate’s Outward live event in New York.
Outward
July 23 2015 2:42 PMThe Courage and Torment of the Lesbian Couple Who Took on That Anti-Gay Oregon Bakery
Jurisprudence
July 23 2015 5:45 AMImmoral ConvictionsOpponents of marriage equality are pushing a breathtakingly bad bill.
Outward
July 21 2015 4:18 PMDemocrats in the House and Senate Announce Sweeping, Doomed LGBT Rights Bill
Outward
July 21 2015 11:37 AMForget “Born This Way." Here's the Best Gay Anthem of the Decade. 
Wild Things
July 20 2015 4:25 PMAthens’ Zoo Is Running out of Animal Food and Can’t Buy More
Outward
July 17 2015 1:08 PMHow Scalia Helped Make Workplace LGBT Discrimination Illegal in All 50 States
Outward
July 16 2015 3:31 PMBob Costas’ Criticism of Caitlyn Jenner Is Wrongheaded, Offensive—and Understandable 
The Slatest
July 16 2015 10:56 AMTLC Cancels 19 Kids and Counting, Plans to Raise Awareness of Child Sexual Abuse
The Slatest
July 15 2015 5:30 PMJudge Allows Strip Club’s Constitutional Case Against Police Raids to Move Forward
The Slatest
July 9 2015 4:12 PMJudge Sends Children to Detention Center for Refusing to Speak to Allegedly Abusive Father
Outward
July 30 2015 11:09 AMThe Boy Scouts’ New Policy Doesn't Actually Permit Much Anti-Gay Discrimination
Jurisprudence
July 29 2015 2:21 PMHow America Can Prosecute More Poachers Like the Alleged Lion KillerA four-word fix would do it.
The Slatest
July 28 2015 2:16 PMThe Alleged Lion Killer Could Be Tried in the U.S.
Outward
July 27 2015 3:20 PMJudge Lessens Jail Time for Hate Crime Assailants, Claims Gay Victim Was Just “Jumped”
Outward
July 24 2015 1:24 PMTexas Supreme Court Rules Houston LGBT Rights Ordinance Must Be Put to a Vote—or Repealed
Jurisprudence
July 23 2015 12:27 PMDid Sandra Bland Have a Right to Film Her Arrest?Yes. Thank Citizens United.
The Slatest
July 22 2015 12:36 PMAsking Sandra Bland to Get Out of Her Car Was Legal. What Happened Next Likely Was Not.
Outward
July 21 2015 3:55 PMTed Cruz Says He’s “Inspired” by Business That Refused to Serve a Gay Couple
The Slatest
July 21 2015 10:43 AMFormer Senator Declares Snowden Should Be Hanged “On the Courthouse Square”
The Slatest
July 17 2015 5:31 PMWhy Gawker Should Be Terrified of Getting Sued Over Its Retracted Story
Outward
July 16 2015 7:10 PMFederal Commission Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal In All 50 States
The Slatest
July 16 2015 12:13 PMFlorida Courthouse Mural Depicting Heroic Ku Klux Klan Members Draws Controversy
Outward
July 16 2015 8:32 AMWatch Caitlyn Jenner’s Inspiring, Heartbreaking ESPYs Award Speech
Outward
July 15 2015 2:40 PMThe Dehumanizing Campaign to Depict Gay People as Immoral Deviants 
The Slatest
July 9 2015 3:16 PMFlorida Supreme Court Rejects Republican Gerrymandering, Orders New Redistricting

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