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. 19 2015 2:50 PMHey, Gay Men! Try the Sexy New Celibacy Challenge. (Video.)
Jurisprudence
Feb. 18 2015 11:29 AMSlate Voice: “I Am Ready to Declare a Truce in the Gay Cake Wars”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about what he terms, “the stupidest thing I’ve ever covered.”
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2015 4:28 PMNYPD Officer Indicted in Death of Akai Gurley
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2015 3:14 PMJeb Bush Just Published a Bunch of Floridians’ Private Information Online
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2015 2:11 PMYes, Obama Was Fibbing About His Opposition to Gay Marriage All Those Years
Outward
Feb. 9 2015 12:40 PMThe Supreme Court Just Admitted It’s Going to Rule in Favor of Marriage Equality
Outward
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
Outward
Jan. 29 2015 10:57 AMAn Interview With the Alabama Legislator Who Threatened to Reveal Colleagues’ Affairs
Outward
Jan. 26 2015 3:30 PMSaks Relents, Reverses Its Claim That It Can Legally Discriminate Against Trans Employees
Outward
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.
Outward
Jan. 20 2015 9:57 PMTransgender and Bisexual Join Gay in the State of the Union Speech for the First Time Ever
Outward
Feb. 19 2015 1:04 PMAnti-Gay Doctor Refuses to Treat Lesbian Parents’ 6-Day-Old Baby
Future Tense
Feb. 12 2015 5:30 PMSouth Carolina Has Sent Hundreds of Prisoners to Solitary Confinement for Using Facebook
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2015 3:37 PMTwitter CFO Anthony Noto’s Account Got Hacked by Spammers
Jurisprudence
Feb. 10 2015 2:34 PMUnconscionable PracticeThis court ruling could mean the end of gay conversion therapy.
The Slatest
Feb. 10 2015 1:18 PMMore Proof Emerges That the Latest Obamacare Lawsuit Is Built on Lies, Fraud, and Deceit
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.
Outward
Jan. 26 2015 1:19 PMNo Justice, Liberal or Conservative, Should Be Recused From the Gay Marriage Cases
Outward
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.

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