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.

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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.
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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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Jan. 2 2015 12:02 PMLaw Firm Issues Bogus Advice to Clerks About Gay Marriage Licenses, Gets Slapped Down
Jurisprudence
Dec. 29 2014 1:32 PMThe 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014It’s been an exceptionally awful year.
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Dec. 22 2014 12:11 PMBeautiful Tylenol Ad Puts a Lesbian Family in a Norman Rockwell Painting
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Dec. 15 2014 2:06 PMLatest “Religious Liberty” Fraud: Gay Rights in the Military as a “Threat” to Christianity
The Slatest
Dec. 11 2014 9:12 AMKentucky Revokes Tax Exemptions for Biblical Ark Park, Citing Religious Discrimination
The Slatest
Dec. 3 2014 3:38 PMFlorida Caves, Allows Satanic Temple to Erect “Angel in Hellfire” Holiday Display
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Dec. 1 2014 8:30 AMNo, Clerks Don’t Have a Religious Right to Deny Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples
Jurisprudence
Nov. 24 2014 11:43 PMDevil’s AdvocatesThanks to conservative Supreme Court rulings, the government must support the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Satanic Temple.
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Nov. 19 2014 4:07 PMThe National Organization for Marriage Has Collapsed Into Debt
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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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Jan. 2 2015 3:35 PMFlorida Clerks Cancel All Courthouse Weddings to Avoid Performing Gay Ceremonies
Jurisprudence
Dec. 30 2014 11:49 AMFederalist Rolling PapersTwo states’ rights advocates are pursuing a silly lawsuit to the Supreme Court that could undermine states’ rights.
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Dec. 23 2014 1:22 PMFDA to Revise Blood Ban, Allow Gay Men to Donate—if They’re Celibate 
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Dec. 16 2014 2:01 PMForcing Porn Stars to Wear Condoms Violates the First Amendment 
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Dec. 12 2014 12:39 PMCure Homophobia With This One Weird Trick!
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Dec. 10 2014 8:30 AMFDA Panel Endorses Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donation, Suggests Gay Men Are Diseased Liars
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Dec. 3 2014 11:00 AMBritish Government, Terrified of Female Sexuality, Is Censoring Bondage Porn
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Nov. 26 2014 7:56 AMI’m Grateful to Be Gay—Otherwise I Might Have Been a Horrible Person
Future Tense
Nov. 20 2014 11:07 AMSpeaking in CodeAre Google search results protected by the First Amendment?
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Nov. 19 2014 12:56 PMDrag Shows, Weddings, and Pole Dancing: Inside the L.A. Jail’s Gay Wing

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