Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

The XX Factor
Aug. 28 2015 5:56 PMThe Odd Sexual-Consent Law That Explains the Bizarre Owen Labrie Verdict
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Aug. 28 2015 10:30 AMThe Georgia GOP Is in a Civil War Over Anti-Gay “Religious Liberty” Bill
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Aug. 26 2015 6:12 PM6th Circuit Orders Anti-Gay Clerk to Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses Immediately
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Aug. 26 2015 10:52 AMA Lesbian Officer Maligned in Ted Cruz’s Religious Liberty Ad Tells Her Side of the Story 
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Aug. 24 2015 4:16 PMNOM Releases Donor List After Shielding Its Supporters From Criticism for Years
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Aug. 24 2015 10:06 AMWatch John Oliver’s Hilarious, Passionate Plea for a Federal LGBT Civil Rights Law
Future Tense
Aug. 21 2015 12:32 PMUK Orders Google to Censor Links to Articles About “Right to Be Forgotten” Removals
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Aug. 20 2015 12:10 PMSome Gay Couples Are Being Denied Social Security Benefits. That's Unconstitutional
Jurisprudence
Aug. 19 2015 11:55 AMThe Liberty to End One’s LifeHow the marriage equality movement led the way for death with dignity.
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Aug. 18 2015 2:17 PM“It Would Be Sacrificing Our Dignity to Go Anywhere Else,” Say Victims of Anti-Gay Clerk
Future Tense
Aug. 14 2015 11:56 AMThe FDA Shouldn’t Silence Kim KardashianSocial media platforms—not the government—should restrict pharmaceutical advertisements.
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Aug. 12 2015 3:11 PMAttorneys File Suit Against Mississippi’s Gay Adoption Ban, Which Somehow Still Exists
Jurisprudence
Aug. 4 2015 11:26 AM“If We Launch a Gay Section, Will You Write for It?”How I covered the battle for marriage equality, from Windsor to Obergefell.
Medical Examiner
July 31 2015 5:55 AMFetal Tissue Gives Hope for One of the Worst DiseasesPlanned Parenthood is right to supply it.
The Slatest
July 30 2015 10:36 AMRuth Bader Ginsburg Reveals How She Would Have Written the Marriage Equality Decision
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Aug. 28 2015 1:45 PMTexas’ Gay-Bashing Attorney General Is in a Stunning Amount of Legal Trouble
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Aug. 27 2015 11:05 AMI Believe Marriage Is Between a Man and a Woman. Am I a Homophobe? (Video.)
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Aug. 26 2015 12:40 PMWe Should All Be Outraged by the RentBoy.com Bust
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Aug. 25 2015 2:59 PMMarine Who Allegedly Killed Trans Woman Claims He Was Defending His Honor
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Aug. 24 2015 2:36 PMLet’s Debunk the Nonsense in This Pathetic Ted Cruz Ad About Anti-Gay “Religious Liberty”
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Aug. 21 2015 4:28 PMU.S. Embassy–Sponsored Film Festival in Moscow to Feature Gay-Themed Film
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Aug. 21 2015 11:30 AMIllinois Bans Anti-Gay Conversion “Therapy” for Minors, Linking It to Consumer Fraud 
Jurisprudence
Aug. 19 2015 4:47 PM“1 Shot Fired by Officer”The shape-shifting story of a cop who pulled over a driver and ended up shooting himself.
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Aug. 19 2015 8:30 AMMy Teammate Slaps My Butt In the Shower. Should I Be Worried He's Gay? (Video.)
The Slatest
Aug. 14 2015 1:22 PMJustice Department to Cities: Stop Arresting Homeless People for Sleeping Outside
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Aug. 13 2015 3:11 PMColorado Court Agrees: Refusing to Bake a Cake for Gays Is Discrimination, Not Free Speech
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Aug. 12 2015 1:35 PMGeorgia Democrat, Foe of Anti-Gay “Religious Liberty” Bill, Pulls Off Election Victory
Jurisprudence
July 31 2015 2:16 PMJudge Denies Legal Personhood to Chimps—for NowLGBTQ cases show that rights are not defined by who exercised them in the past.
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July 30 2015 11:09 AMThe Boy Scouts’ New Policy Doesn't Actually Permit Much Anti-Gay Discrimination
Jurisprudence
July 29 2015 2:21 PMHow America Can Prosecute More Poachers Like the Alleged Lion KillerA four-word fix would do it.

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