Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Jurisprudence
Oct. 27 2014 3:11 PMNon-Christians Need Not ApplyKen Ham’s creationist theme park is already in trouble. 
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Oct. 20 2014 2:19 PMA Procedural Rule Could Keep Gay Marriage From Ever Reaching SCOTUS Again
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Oct. 17 2014 3:15 PMHey, Houston: Subpoenaing Churches Is a Terrible Idea.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 15 2014 11:07 AMJustice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt. 
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Oct. 10 2014 6:09 PMSupreme Court Allows Gay Marriages to Continue in Idaho
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Oct. 8 2014 9:51 AMIs John Roberts a Gay Marriage Swing Vote?
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Oct. 6 2014 2:06 PMGay Couples in Virginia Will Never Have To See This Letter Again
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Oct. 6 2014 10:16 AMSupreme Court Refuses to Hear Gay Marriage Cases; Weddings to Begin in Five States
Doublex
Oct. 2 2014 11:34 AMAlabama’s Insane New Abortion LawPutting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 26 2014 9:19 AMGaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
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Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PMNobody—Not Even the Census Bureau—Knows How Many Gay Married Couples Live in America
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AMScalia’s Liberal StreakThe conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
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Sept. 12 2014 3:11 PMCongressional Republicans Vote to Continue Discrimination Against Gay Veterans’ Spouses
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Sept. 11 2014 11:00 AMChristian Groups Beg Public Universities to Subsidize Their Anti-Gay Discrimination
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Sept. 10 2014 2:07 PMMichael Weinstein Shows How Not to Do AIDS Activism
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Oct. 22 2014 10:37 AMJudge Upholds Puerto Rico’s Gay Marriage Ban in a Comically Inane Opinion
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Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PMJudge Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban in an Awkward, Cranky Opinion
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Oct. 17 2014 12:24 PMFederal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban, Sasses SCOTUS
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Oct. 14 2014 4:56 PMA Magistrate Refused to Marry a Gay Couple. He Should Be Removed From Office Immediately.
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Oct. 8 2014 5:27 PMThe Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Inaction Has Thrust Us Into Chaotic Lawlessness
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Oct. 7 2014 5:40 PM9th Circuit Strikes Down Idaho and Nevada Gay Marriage Bans in First SCOTUS Decision Ripple
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Oct. 6 2014 12:45 PMActually, SCOTUS Just Allowed Gay Marriage In 11 States—Including South Carolina and Kansas
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Oct. 3 2014 3:45 PMThis Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable 
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Oct. 2 2014 9:58 AMNo Word Yet From the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage 
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Sept. 25 2014 11:17 AMWhat Might an Alleged Philadelphia Gay-Basher’s Tweets Teach Us About Modern Homophobia?
The Vault
Sept. 22 2014 9:04 AMWhen Frank Sinatra Thanked George Bush for Trying to Outlaw Flag Burning
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PMWhen Abuse Is Not AbuseDon’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
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Sept. 12 2014 12:20 PMA Great Ruling on Gay Conversion “Therapy” That Also Protects the First Amendment
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Sept. 11 2014 10:12 AMThe Supreme Court Will Almost Certainly Rule on Gay Marriage Again This Term
Jurisprudence
Sept. 9 2014 8:00 AMEverything but the TruthWhy does the Supreme Court use made-up facts?

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Oct. 29 2014 3:45 PM The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?