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E.J. Graff

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E.J. Graff

E.J. Graff, a resident scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, is a journalist and the author of What Is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution (Beacon Press).


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Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Her clear-as-a-bell progressive convictions mobilized a massive grassroots base.

The campaign”s final stretch finds Warren with a small lead and a revved-up volunteer base.

Progressives adore her. Conservatives despise her. But it's Massachusetts' fickle independents who'll decide her high-stakes showdown with Scott Brown.

Earlier this week, Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA. But the bigger news is that the Justice Department says that gays and lesbians deserve stronger constitutional protections.

The decision overturning Proposition 8 is full of careful reasoning in support of same-sex marriage. But is it written so broadly that it invites the Supreme Court to weigh in—and what will happen if it does?

What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?

Transgender activists may force us to rethink basic assumptions about sex.

On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.


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