Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

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Aug. 18 2014 12:33 PMA Win for Gay Rights Over “Religious Liberty” in New York State
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Aug. 15 2014 8:30 AMDo Married Gay Couples Have a Constitutional Right to Get Divorced?
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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
Science
Aug. 12 2014 11:49 PMNeural NostalgiaWhy do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
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Aug. 11 2014 4:11 PMCourt Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Startling Reversal of Pro-Gay Trend
Politics
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.
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Aug. 8 2014 1:38 PMHey, Judge Sutton: Here’s What Happens When You Put Gay Rights to a Vote
Books
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMBig Gay PalsThe troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.
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Aug. 7 2014 9:00 AMThis Odiously Transphobic Article Must Be Read to Be Believed
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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. 
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Aug. 1 2014 1:36 PMSome Conservatives Would Rather Keep Kids in Foster Care Than Let Gays Adopt Them
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Aug. 1 2014 9:28 AMCan You Guess Which States Have the Craziest Anti-Gay Laws in America?
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July 30 2014 12:12 PMThese Men Have Been Together for 50 Years. Now They’re Asking Ohio to Let Them Marry.
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Aug. 15 2014 11:12 AMDead Teen’s Organ Donation Rejected Because He Was Gay
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Aug. 14 2014 1:44 PMWashington's Metro Accidentally Takes Riders on a Tour of the World
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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.
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Aug. 11 2014 4:17 PMPastor Stands By Decision to Cancel Gay Man’s Funeral
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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
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Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMChurch Cancels Gay Man’s Funeral, Claims Service Would Be “Blasphemous”
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Aug. 7 2014 5:06 PMThe 6th Circuit Looks Poised to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans—for “Democracy”
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Aug. 5 2014 8:30 AMIn Defense of Back Hair
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Aug. 4 2014 1:00 PMYou Absolutely Must Buy This Miraculous, Water-Saving Shower Head
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Aug. 1 2014 4:08 PMRussia’s Insane Crackdown on Bloggers Begins Today
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Aug. 1 2014 10:29 AMUganda’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Hideous Anti-Gay Law
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July 30 2014 2:51 PMThe Most Complex and Enduring Mystery of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Has Been Solved
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July 29 2014 3:15 PMWhen Did the Arguments Against Gay Marriage Become So Silly?

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