Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Sept. 3 2014 3:16 PMFederal Judge Mangles Precedent, Upholds Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban
Aug. 27 2014 2:53 PMListen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage
Aug. 18 2014 12:33 PMA Win for Gay Rights Over “Religious Liberty” in New York State
Aug. 15 2014 8:30 AMDo Married Gay Couples Have a Constitutional Right to Get Divorced?
Aug. 14 2014 8:30 AMWhy Conservatives Should Launch a Campaign to Ban Divorce
Future Tense
Aug. 13 2014 12:07 PMThe Latest Tool to Combat Domestic Violence: LED Cameras
Aug. 12 2014 11:49 PMNeural NostalgiaWhy do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
Aug. 11 2014 4:11 PMCourt Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Startling Reversal of Pro-Gay Trend
Aug. 11 2014 11:36 AMTwo Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
Aug. 8 2014 1:38 PMHey, Judge Sutton: Here’s What Happens When You Put Gay Rights to a Vote
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMBig Gay PalsThe troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.
Aug. 7 2014 9:00 AMThis Odiously Transphobic Article Must Be Read to Be Believed
Aug. 4 2014 5:04 PMNow Conservatives Are Mad That There Aren’t More Gay People
Medical Examiner
Aug. 4 2014 9:44 AMSlate Voice: “The Bloodshed State”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his most popular article from the month of July. 
Aug. 1 2014 1:36 PMSome Conservatives Would Rather Keep Kids in Foster Care Than Let Gays Adopt Them
Future Tense
Sept. 3 2014 6:49 AMIs Translating Jihadist Texts on the Internet a Crime?
Aug. 20 2014 5:00 AMPlease Allow Me to Be Grossed Out by My Boyfriend’s Unibrow Listen to two Slate writers revisit a discussion about body image and body shaming.
Aug. 15 2014 11:12 AMDead Teen’s Organ Donation Rejected Because He Was Gay
Future Tense
Aug. 14 2014 1:44 PMWashington's Metro Accidentally Takes Riders on a Tour of the World
Aug. 13 2014 12:49 PM4th Circuit Clears the Way for Gay Marriages to Begin in Virginia—With One Big Caveat
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Aug. 11 2014 4:17 PMPastor Stands By Decision to Cancel Gay Man’s Funeral
Aug. 11 2014 2:36 PMThe Surrogacy Debate Is About to Break the Christian Right Wide Open
The Slatest
Aug. 8 2014 4:33 PMListen to This Thrilling, Horrifying 911 Call Placed After an Alligator Attacked a Little Boy
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMChurch Cancels Gay Man’s Funeral, Claims Service Would Be “Blasphemous”
Aug. 7 2014 5:06 PMThe 6th Circuit Looks Poised to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans—for “Democracy”
Aug. 5 2014 8:30 AMIn Defense of Back Hair
Future Tense
Aug. 4 2014 1:00 PMYou Absolutely Must Buy This Miraculous, Water-Saving Shower Head
Future Tense
Aug. 1 2014 4:08 PMRussia’s Insane Crackdown on Bloggers Begins Today
Aug. 1 2014 10:29 AMUganda’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Hideous Anti-Gay Law



The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PM The Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.