Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Science
Jan. 28 2015 10:13 AMOh, Alabama. Not Roy Moore Again?The Ten Commandments chief justice is back, and he has not evolved.
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Jan. 26 2015 3:30 PMSaks Relents, Reverses Its Claim That It Can Legally Discriminate Against Trans Employees
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Jan. 23 2015 11:57 AMI Am Ready to Declare a Truce in the Gay Cake Wars
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 22 2015 11:25 AMScalia to the Rescue?The Fair Housing Act might just find redemption from the unlikeliest justice.
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Jan. 20 2015 9:57 PMTransgender and Bisexual Join Gay in the State of the Union Speech for the First Time Ever
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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
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
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Jan. 26 2015 1:19 PMNo Justice, Liberal or Conservative, Should Be Recused From the Gay Marriage Cases
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Jan. 22 2015 3:28 PMMike Huckabee Just Can’t Stop Sounding Like Segregationist Orval Faubus
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 21 2015 11:29 AMJudicial IndignityThe Supreme Court ponders judges’ freedom to panhandle.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2015 11:51 AMAmerican LiarWhy Jesse Ventura is likely to collect millions from Chris Kyle’s American Sniper.
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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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