Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PMJudge Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban in an Awkward, Cranky Opinion
Oct. 17 2014 12:24 PMFederal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban, Sasses SCOTUS
Oct. 14 2014 4:56 PMA Magistrate Refused to Marry a Gay Couple. He Should Be Removed From Office Immediately.
Oct. 8 2014 5:27 PMThe Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Inaction Has Thrust Us Into Chaotic Lawlessness
Oct. 7 2014 5:40 PM9th Circuit Strikes Down Idaho and Nevada Gay Marriage Bans in First SCOTUS Decision Ripple
Oct. 6 2014 12:45 PMActually, SCOTUS Just Allowed Gay Marriage In 11 States—Including South Carolina and Kansas
Oct. 3 2014 3:45 PMThis Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable 
Oct. 2 2014 9:58 AMNo Word Yet From the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage 
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
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. 
Sept. 12 2014 12:20 PMA Great Ruling on Gay Conversion “Therapy” That Also Protects the First Amendment
Sept. 11 2014 10:12 AMThe Supreme Court Will Almost Certainly Rule on Gay Marriage Again This Term
Sept. 9 2014 8:00 AMEverything but the TruthWhy does the Supreme Court use made-up facts?
Sept. 3 2014 3:16 PMFederal Judge Mangles Precedent, Upholds Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban
Oct. 17 2014 3:15 PMHey, Houston: Subpoenaing Churches Is a Terrible Idea.
Oct. 15 2014 11:07 AMJustice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt. 
Oct. 10 2014 6:09 PMSupreme Court Allows Gay Marriages to Continue in Idaho
Oct. 8 2014 9:51 AMIs John Roberts a Gay Marriage Swing Vote?
Oct. 6 2014 2:06 PMGay Couples in Virginia Will Never Have To See This Letter Again
Oct. 6 2014 10:16 AMSupreme Court Refuses to Hear Gay Marriage Cases; Weddings to Begin in Five States
Oct. 2 2014 11:34 AMAlabama’s Insane New Abortion LawPutting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
Sept. 26 2014 9:19 AMGaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PMNobody—Not Even the Census Bureau—Knows How Many Gay Married Couples Live in America
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AMScalia’s Liberal StreakThe conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Sept. 12 2014 3:11 PMCongressional Republicans Vote to Continue Discrimination Against Gay Veterans’ Spouses
Sept. 11 2014 11:00 AMChristian Groups Beg Public Universities to Subsidize Their Anti-Gay Discrimination
Sept. 10 2014 2:07 PMMichael Weinstein Shows How Not to Do AIDS Activism
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?



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The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AM Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Red Planet and the Comet
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.