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New anti-condom CDC regs give the lie to Bush's election-year rhetoric.

For better or worse, there isn't always magic in marriage, but it does involve a certain alchemy.

Reality TV gives marriage an extreme makeover.

Why Ms. Independent still wants to get hitched.

To wed is to lose one's precious distance from conformity.

The religious right's sense of siege is fueling a resurgence.

Gay nuptials combine pomp and protest.


Daniel Redman appears on The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.

July 8, 2010

Although pundits galore like to do it—a lot—it makes no sense to lump the sexes into undifferentiated groups.

July 1, 2010

Proposition 8, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Civil Unions? Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim and writer Reihan Salam talk it all out on

June 24, 2010

Who’d have thought a celebrated Ivy League medical center would be practicing genital cutting on small children?

June 21, 2010

The organization that funded research bashing donor conception fights against marriage rights for same-sex couples. Should what they say about non-traditional families be trusted?

June 18, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Melissa Harris-Lacewell join host Laura Flanders in studio to kick off The Nation on Grit TV. 

June 14, 2010

The abortion rights cause has suffered by being cut off from the larger story of reproductive and sexual life, which is much more complex than can be captured by either "choice" or “freedom.”

June 2, 2010

An Indiana congressman had a lot to say about how others should have sex, until he got caught having sex with someone other than his wife.

May 22, 2010

The Kentucky crackpot wants less regulation on businesses, but more regulation on women's health.

May 22, 2010

A nun in Phoenix has been ex-communicated after approving a life-saving abortion. What?

May 21, 2010