Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

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
Aug. 1 2014 9:28 AMCan You Guess Which States Have the Craziest Anti-Gay Laws in America?
July 30 2014 12:12 PMThese Men Have Been Together for 50 Years. Now They’re Asking Ohio to Let Them Marry.
July 29 2014 10:12 AMAre Anti-Gay Activists Bigots? A Brilliant, Disturbing New Book Says Yes.
July 28 2014 6:00 PMThe Latest Proof That Opposing Gay Rights Is Bad Politics
Medical Examiner
July 28 2014 11:36 AMHow Florida Became the Most Savage State
Future Tense
July 25 2014 12:24 PMGoogle Grants a Majority of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests—or Maybe None of Them
July 22 2014 2:22 PMGay Marriage Isn’t a Civil Right Because Anuses Aren’t Vaginas, Says Catholic Writer
Future Tense
July 21 2014 4:32 PMJudge Gives Police Total Access to Suspect’s Inbox
July 21 2014 10:40 AMObama Signs Historic LGBT Non-Discrimination Order
Future Tense
July 18 2014 1:07 PMInternet Pirates May Have a Friend in the American Bar Association 
Future Tense
July 17 2014 12:54 PMFormer Dictator Manuel Noriega’s Call of Duty Lawsuit Is Doomed to Fail
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
July 30 2014 2:51 PMThe Most Complex and Enduring Mystery of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Has Been Solved
July 29 2014 3:15 PMWhen Did the Arguments Against Gay Marriage Become So Silly?
July 29 2014 9:30 AMIs Religion Good for Children?Secular children differ in happiness, mental health, and their grasp of reality.
July 28 2014 2:35 PMFourth Circuit Calls Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban “Segregation,” Strikes It Down
July 25 2014 4:06 PMMichele Bachmann: Gays Would Let Adults “Freely Prey On Little Children Sexually”
July 24 2014 3:20 PMIs Gay Love Really Just “Graphically Misshapen” Friendship?
July 22 2014 8:42 AMAnother Study Shows That Truvada Is Incredibly Effective
July 21 2014 2:25 PMHillary Clinton Has a Gay Rights Problem
July 18 2014 4:30 PMThe Legal Argument for Gay Marriage Just Hit Its First Major Bump
July 17 2014 3:22 PMGay Couples Can Now Get Married in Florida. But Only in the Keys.
July 17 2014 11:07 AMThis Is How Progressives Should Deal With a Post-Hobby Lobby America




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.