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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.

Reflecting on the success of the anti-gay Prop 8 measure in California, Olbermann makes the case for love and understanding.

With bald lies and racial pandering, an anti-gay marriage intiative succeeds in California.

Blogs

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

In a nation where it’s easy to despair of suffusing reaction all around us, some had the guts to tell the heartland to be free.

January 18, 2013

Good for her, better for us.

January 15, 2013

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

A literary lion who ran for Congress and the Senate, Vidal was a displaced American founder in the tradition of Shays’ Rebellion. 

August 1, 2012