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The Episcopal Church's promotion of an openly gay clergyman has created a serious rift within the religious community, threatening the future of the denomination.

Let us pause, amid the muddle of the moment in this season of renewal and fresh starts, to consider fundamental things.

If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it'll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let's separate church and state.

Richard Kim and Sarah Posner on the Obama's controversial embrace of Rick Warren. Plus: Ari Berman on Howard Dean's legacy and more.

Obama's selection of Rick Warren as an inauguration speaker has infuriated liberals and conservatives. Here's why.

Jon Stewart challenges Republican Mike Huckabee over the hypocrisy and dishonesty of his anti-marriage equality positions.

Hollywood stars like Jack Black, John C. Reilly and Neil Patrick Harris parody the absurdity of the religious right's pro-Prop 8 position...in song.

Newt Gingrich's sister speaks out about her brother's homophobia and the backlash to Prop 8 in California.

If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

The Nation's Richard Kim explores why the No on Prop 8 campaign failed to gain much momentum in California.

Blogs

Last year it was Gabrielle Douglas. Who is The Nation magazine sports editor’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2013?

December 11, 2013

Message of support to LGBTQ youth are a beautiful sign of solidarity, but alone they are inadequate to deal with the depth and scale of the crisis at hand.

November 20, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013

Protesters are calling for a global response to Russia's odious anti-LGBT laws, but a strategic response is needed. 

August 27, 2013

Morbid thoughts from the sex-advice columnist and founder of It Gets Better.

August 8, 2013

Two federal statutes may keep benefits from some elderly couples and and the spouses of gay veterans.

July 1, 2013

SONG, Southerners on New Ground, reacted to the decisions from the Supreme Court this week by releasing what they call their ‘love song’ to their friends and allies in the movement. They want your help.

June 27, 2013

Hundreds celebrated the overturning of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013

A watershed moment for marriage equality—and Tony Kushner’s moving essay nearly two decades ago: Introducing The Nation Archive!

March 30, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013