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Sitting alone in a classroom at a Catholic all-boys high school this weekend (don't ask), I passed the time by browsing through the health textbooks stacked on the window sill.

When she was 30, Mónica M. fled her violent husband, taking her two small children and only the clothes on her back. But leaving did not solve her problems.

To describe the election results of November 2 as a setback for LGBT rights is an understatement.

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Mag

Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.

The Christian right's comeback has been fueled by Bush Administration grants.

Many viewers
were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W.
Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to
the Dred Scott case.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

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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

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans.

May 8, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Joe Biden’s confusing statement ratchets up speculation that Obama will evolve into a full supporter of same-sex marriage. What’s wrong with this picture?

May 7, 2012

The downturn may have had a bigger impact on whether women stay home than men.

May 7, 2012

Where was Florida's Stand Your Ground law for this victim of domestic violence?

May 7, 2012

The war on women is real, but it doesn’t stop with abortion—or here at home.

May 3, 2012

Bryan Fischer brags that social conservatives forced Mitt to fire a gay staffer. What else would they like to make him do?

May 3, 2012