Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

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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Sept. 3 2014 3:16 PMFederal Judge Mangles Precedent, Upholds Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban
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Aug. 27 2014 2:53 PMListen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage
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Aug. 18 2014 12:33 PMA Win for Gay Rights Over “Religious Liberty” in New York State
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Aug. 15 2014 8:30 AMDo Married Gay Couples Have a Constitutional Right to Get Divorced?
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Aug. 14 2014 8:30 AMWhy Conservatives Should Launch a Campaign to Ban Divorce
Future Tense
Aug. 13 2014 12:07 PMThe Latest Tool to Combat Domestic Violence: LED Cameras
Science
Aug. 12 2014 11:49 PMNeural NostalgiaWhy do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
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Aug. 11 2014 4:11 PMCourt Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Startling Reversal of Pro-Gay Trend
Politics
Aug. 11 2014 11:36 AMTwo Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
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Aug. 8 2014 1:38 PMHey, Judge Sutton: Here’s What Happens When You Put Gay Rights to a Vote
Books
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMBig Gay PalsThe troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.
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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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Sept. 5 2014 11:49 AMJudge Posner’s Gay Marriage Opinion Is a Witty, Deeply Moral Masterpiece 
Future Tense
Sept. 3 2014 6:49 AMIs Translating Jihadist Texts on the Internet a Crime?
Doublex
Aug. 20 2014 5:00 AMPlease Allow Me to Be Grossed Out by My Boyfriend’s Unibrow Listen to two Slate writers revisit a discussion about body image and body shaming.
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Aug. 15 2014 11:12 AMDead Teen’s Organ Donation Rejected Because He Was Gay
Future Tense
Aug. 14 2014 1:44 PMWashington's Metro Accidentally Takes Riders on a Tour of the World
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Aug. 13 2014 12:49 PM4th Circuit Clears the Way for Gay Marriages to Begin in Virginia—With One Big Caveat
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
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Aug. 11 2014 4:17 PMPastor Stands By Decision to Cancel Gay Man’s Funeral
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Aug. 11 2014 2:36 PMThe Surrogacy Debate Is About to Break the Christian Right Wide Open
The Slatest
Aug. 8 2014 4:33 PMListen to This Thrilling, Horrifying 911 Call Placed After an Alligator Attacked a Little Boy
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Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMChurch Cancels Gay Man’s Funeral, Claims Service Would Be “Blasphemous”
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Aug. 7 2014 5:06 PMThe 6th Circuit Looks Poised to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans—for “Democracy”

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