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It might sound milder, and appear hipper, but it traffics in the same old sexism.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins a panel discussion on the impact of Prop 8 in California being upheld and more.

A rash of teen "sexting" has turned educators and law enforcement officials into instant oglers, hunting for crimes where none are intended.

Alicia Silverstone, Lance Bass and several other stars join forces to spoof the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage ad.

The (totally straight) Colbert Coalition has formed to oppose same-sex marriage--and make a commercial about it.

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Vermont could be a signal of where the freedom-to-marry movement is heading.

With Barack Obama's inauguration, Gene Robinson has hope that an openly gay person can become president in the future.

The IRS forbids religious organizations from "substantially" lobbying for political legislation. Did the Mormon Church violate this law?

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.

Blogs

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014