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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?

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.

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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

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013