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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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
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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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Nov. 14 2014 12:55 PMGay Men May Soon Be Able to Donate Blood—if They’re Celibate
Jurisprudence
Nov. 7 2014 12:16 PMAn Unexpected Triumph for JusticeConservatives spent millions this election cycle trying to unseat progressive judges—and they lost every time.
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Nov. 6 2014 5:18 PM6th Circuit Upholds Gay Marriage Bans, Inviting SCOTUS Intervention
Jurisprudence
Nov. 5 2014 5:30 PMEven Crazier in AlabamaVoters just passed a constitutional amendment that would overrule the Supreme Court.
Future Tense
Nov. 3 2014 12:33 PM“It’s Not Debatable”Michigan State University’s perfect response to a creationist conference on campus.
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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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
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 11:05 AMThe Feds Should Charge Darren WilsonBut they can’t, because the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated.
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
The XX Factor
Nov. 17 2014 4:43 PMSchool Argues in Court That a 14-Year-Old Girl Could Consent to Sex With Her Teacher
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Nov. 12 2014 8:30 AMMarriage Equality Foes’ New Claim: A Nefarious Pro-Gay Judicial Conspiracy 
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Nov. 7 2014 8:30 AMRead the Hilarious, Humane Dissent From the 6th Circuit’s Awful Gay Marriage Ruling
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Nov. 6 2014 2:25 PMGays Harbor Demons and Wear Diapers. Meet the Craziest Anti-Gay Legislator in America. 
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Nov. 3 2014 2:40 PMI’m a Gay Washingtonian. Here’s Why I’m Not Voting for Our Gay Mayoral Candidate.
Books
Nov. 3 2014 10:08 AMHow the Right Was WonFinally, a book that tells the real story of the marriage equality movement.
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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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