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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.

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.

Is sexual promiscuity in Iran a sign of political ferment or of an unmoored generation's dissipated energies?

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Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

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