Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Outward
Feb. 9 2015 11:00 AMAlabama Chief Justice Defies Federal Order, Refuses to Allow Gay Marriages
The Slatest
Feb. 7 2015 6:55 PMBruce Jenner Involved In Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash, Walks Away Unhurt
Outward
Feb. 6 2015 12:46 PMHorrific Florida Bill Would Imprison Trans People for Using Public Bathrooms
Science
Feb. 3 2015 11:47 PMPlush LifeWhy did people lose their minds over Beanie Babies?
Future Tense
Jan. 29 2015 2:00 PMForget Me NotA federal court considers whether we have a right to tell the truth.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
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Jan. 26 2015 1:19 PMNo Justice, Liberal or Conservative, Should Be Recused From the Gay Marriage Cases
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Jan. 22 2015 3:28 PMMike Huckabee Just Can’t Stop Sounding Like Segregationist Orval Faubus
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 21 2015 11:29 AMJudicial IndignityThe Supreme Court ponders judges’ freedom to panhandle.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2015 11:51 AMAmerican LiarWhy Jesse Ventura is likely to collect millions from Chris Kyle’s American Sniper.
Outward
Jan. 16 2015 3:33 PMSupreme Court Agrees to Hear Gay Marriage Cases
Future Tense
Jan. 15 2015 10:54 AMYour Mail App May Be Changing Your Name to “Holidays in United States”
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Jan. 13 2015 3:15 PMTexas, South Carolina Consider Denying Pay to Judges Who Rule for Marriage Equality
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Jan. 9 2015 10:18 AMSaks Claims a Legal Right to Discriminate Against Trans Employees
Future Tense
Jan. 7 2015 11:24 AMThe Supreme Court Came Alarmingly Close to Allowing Video Game Censorship
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Feb. 9 2015 9:00 AMAn Interview With the Conservative Nebraska Legislator Bringing Gun Rights to Gay Couples
The Slatest
Feb. 7 2015 6:36 PMBrian Williams to Take Leave of Absence Following Admission of Past Lies
Jurisprudence
Feb. 4 2015 3:23 PMDying for a Conservative CauseRepublicans put liberty ahead of life.
Future Tense
Feb. 2 2015 3:23 PMGreat News, Florida Teens: You Can Now Sext With Legal Impunity
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Jan. 29 2015 10:57 AMAn Interview With the Alabama Legislator Who Threatened to Reveal Colleagues’ Affairs
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Jan. 26 2015 3:30 PMSaks Relents, Reverses Its Claim That It Can Legally Discriminate Against Trans Employees
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Jan. 23 2015 11:57 AMI Am Ready to Declare a Truce in the Gay Cake Wars
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 22 2015 11:25 AMScalia to the Rescue?The Fair Housing Act might just find redemption from the unlikeliest justice.
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Jan. 20 2015 9:57 PMTransgender and Bisexual Join Gay in the State of the Union Speech for the First Time Ever
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Jan. 19 2015 9:00 AMPastor Stops Lesbian’s Funeral, Demands All Pictures of Her Wife Be Removed
Slate Picks
Jan. 16 2015 3:30 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?An insuppressibly exuberant reading list from Mark Joseph Stern.
Outward
Jan. 14 2015 2:19 PMSaks Doubles Down, Insists It Can Legally Discriminate Against Trans Employees
The Slatest
Jan. 12 2015 2:53 PMOklahoma Republican Proposes Bill Banning Hoodies in Public
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Jan. 8 2015 12:19 PMA New Virginia Bill Would Let Schools, Hotels, Restaurants, and Hospitals Turn Gays Away
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Jan. 6 2015 11:23 AMWatch a Joyous, Tearful Video of the Very First Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

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March 27 2015 5:16 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.