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Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

Feminist army in texas

By refusing to give up on a done deal, Texas feminists showed us what the future of pro-choice activism looks like.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

FEMEN activists

Where the group was born, in Ukraine, its naked protests made more sense—but in the Muslim world, the message is getting lost in translation.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

gay rights rally

The Court’s ruling in Windsor v. United States strikes a powerful blow against the right-wing notion that Judeo-Christian morality justifies discrimination.

Blogs

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

Is traditional marriage really as “traditional” as opponents of gay marriage like to say it is?

May 14, 2012

April’s jobs report looked better. But there are still some bad signs for unemployed women.

May 14, 2012

Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities. But will she also seek to develop for the movement a vision of what should be, not just what is?

May 11, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

President Obama may be the first president to endorse same-sex marriage, but we still have a long way to go before the Defense of Marriage Act and statewide bans are repealed.

May 10, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

While President Obama’s announcement is a welcome change, it stops short in significant ways of what’s really needed.

May 9, 2012