Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

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

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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Oct. 17 2014 3:15 PMHey, Houston: Subpoenaing Churches Is a Terrible Idea.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 15 2014 11:07 AMJustice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt. 
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Oct. 10 2014 6:09 PMSupreme Court Allows Gay Marriages to Continue in Idaho
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Oct. 8 2014 9:51 AMIs John Roberts a Gay Marriage Swing Vote?
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Oct. 6 2014 2:06 PMGay Couples in Virginia Will Never Have To See This Letter Again
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Oct. 6 2014 10:16 AMSupreme Court Refuses to Hear Gay Marriage Cases; Weddings to Begin in Five States
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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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Oct. 17 2014 12:24 PMFederal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban, Sasses SCOTUS
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Oct. 14 2014 4:56 PMA Magistrate Refused to Marry a Gay Couple. He Should Be Removed From Office Immediately.
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Oct. 8 2014 5:27 PMThe Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Inaction Has Thrust Us Into Chaotic Lawlessness
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Oct. 7 2014 5:40 PM9th Circuit Strikes Down Idaho and Nevada Gay Marriage Bans in First SCOTUS Decision Ripple
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Oct. 6 2014 12:45 PMActually, SCOTUS Just Allowed Gay Marriage In 11 States—Including South Carolina and Kansas
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Oct. 3 2014 3:45 PMThis Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable 

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