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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June 11 2014 9:03 PMAmerican Legislators Aim to Stop Female Genital Mutilation "Vacations"
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June 11 2014 7:04 PMRead David Brat's Dissertation on Protestantism and Science
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June 11 2014 1:45 PMEric Cantor to Step Down as House Majority Leader in July
Science
June 11 2014 7:11 AMForensic Science Isn’t ScienceWhy juries hear—and trust—so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.
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June 9 2014 8:15 PMGay Marriages Continue in Wisconsin—But Trouble Looms
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June 6 2014 6:15 PMWisconsin’s Gay Marriage Ban Dumped Into the Ash Heap of History
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June 6 2014 10:04 AMHow the National Organization for Marriage Doomed Itself to Collapse
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June 5 2014 7:28 PMShooting Reported at Seattle Pacific University
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June 4 2014 11:39 AMWhy Did Yelp Delete Critical Reviews of the Texas Restaurant That Wouldn’t Serve “Fags”?
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June 3 2014 9:25 AMHow to Dehumanize a Trans Person in Three Simple Steps
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June 2 2014 7:24 AM“Haters Prove You’re Doing Something Right”Two Slate writers read and consider their foulest hate mail.
Jurisprudence
May 30 2014 7:11 AM“There Have Been No Direct Threats, I’m Delighted to Say”Meet the Bush-appointed judge who just brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania.
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May 29 2014 11:13 AMGay Rights Shouldn't Threaten Academic Freedom
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May 27 2014 12:44 PMStop Beating Up on Fox News. It’s Too Terrible to Take Seriously.
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May 22 2014 9:00 AMACT UP Pioneer Peter Staley Talks Condoms, Truvada, and HIV Prevention in 2014
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June 11 2014 8:01 PMSenate Passes Massive VA Funding Bill, Easing Veterans' Plight
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June 11 2014 3:45 PMIslamic Extremists Continue Violent Takeover on March Toward Baghdad
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June 11 2014 1:01 PMOklahoma Tea Party Candidate Supports Stoning Gay People to Death. Seriously.
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June 9 2014 8:35 PMThe Tracy Morgan Car Crash Turns Political
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June 9 2014 1:39 PMUtah Police Officer Refuses to Protect Gay Pride Marchers. Religious Liberty in Action?
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June 6 2014 1:34 PMThe Texas GOP Still Wants to Criminalize Homosexuality. Good For Them!
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June 5 2014 9:20 PM103 Gang Members Indicted—Thanks to Their Incriminating Facebook Messages
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June 5 2014 7:00 PMLoaded Gun Discovered In Target Toy Aisle
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June 3 2014 1:48 PMCan We Please Stop Picking on Attorneys General Who Defend Gay Marriage Bans?
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June 2 2014 3:23 PMWestboro Baptist Church Covers “Let It Go." Yes, That "Let It Go." 
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May 30 2014 1:02 PMObamacare Is the Most Important Piece of Gay Rights Legislation Ever Passed
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May 29 2014 1:22 PM“We Don’t Serve Fags Here”: Gay Couple Barred From Texas Restaurant
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May 27 2014 4:54 PMWhy We Must Celebrate Stormé DeLarverie
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May 23 2014 9:00 AMGay Marriage Opponents’ New Rallying Cry: We Lost the Battle, but We’ll Win the War!
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May 21 2014 4:18 PMPennsylvania Governor Declines to Defend Marriage Ban

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