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A forum with Ellen Willis, Martha Fineman, Patricia Hill Collins, Judith Butler, Susan Brownmiller, E.J. Graff, Michael Eric Dyson, Judith Stacey and others.

The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

AMPLIFICATION:
Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

When gays wed, all hell will break loose. If only.

As politicians square off on gay marriage, progressives must enter the debate.

Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage?

In January 1948 Dutton brought out the third novel of a promising young
writer named Gore Vidal. The publishing house was nervous.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favor of gay
marriage may have set off a political earthquake, but as a matter of law
it was a no-brainer.

Early on the crisp morning of October 15, the archbishops of
thirty-seven of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion
(known as primates) gathered in closed session at Lambeth Palac

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