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. 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
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
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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?
Science
July 29 2014 9:30 AMIs Religion Good for Children?Secular children differ in happiness, mental health, and their grasp of reality.
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July 28 2014 2:35 PMFourth Circuit Calls Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban “Segregation,” Strikes It Down
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July 25 2014 4:06 PMMichele Bachmann: Gays Would Let Adults “Freely Prey On Little Children Sexually”
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July 24 2014 3:20 PMIs Gay Love Really Just “Graphically Misshapen” Friendship?
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July 22 2014 8:42 AMAnother Study Shows That Truvada Is Incredibly Effective
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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July 29 2014 10:12 AMAre Anti-Gay Activists Bigots? A Brilliant, Disturbing New Book Says Yes.
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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
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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

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