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When it comes to the distant past, there’s a lot we don’t know about what occurred sexually.

Barack Obama

The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is a testament to the generations of activists who waged a brave and often lonely battle for gay rights.

Handcuffed suspect

The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.

Birth control on the shelf

Rush Limbaugh's anti-contraception tirade targeted a single woman. Would he have had done the same if Sandra Fluke had been married?

Let's find a way to honor relationships that does not rely on buying stuff.

Domestic workers, many of them women of color or undocumented immigrants, are one of the most vulnerable labor pools when it comes to workplace abuses and sexual violence.

Twenty years after Anita Hill boldly brought workplace sexual harassment to the American public consciousness, The Nation celebrates the progress we have made in the two decades since and reflects on the challenges we still face.

SlutWalk, the anti–sexual violence march sweeping the globe, comes to New York City this weekend. Can the spectacle grow into an effective, multiracial movement?

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Now-former Rutgers coach Mike Rice is just the tip of a homophobic iceberg. What'll it take to melt it away?

April 9, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.

February 7, 2013

Kathryn Jean Lopez is disappointed that the first lady holds Beyoncé in such high regard. Even if she didn’t, that wouldn’t stop the racist and sexist attacks aimed at her.

February 5, 2013

Don’t click for misogyny!

February 4, 2013

There is a special place reserved for the late New York City mayor in gay hell.

February 2, 2013

As governor, Romney worked against gay adoption and anti-bullying efforts. 

October 29, 2012

The GOP candidate airbrushed his record on gay rights to win an endorsement from the only Republican LGBT organization. 

October 23, 2012

Why the next feminist battle should be defining rape for the masses.

October 23, 2012

New federal guidelines will allow ICE officers to take into account a same-sex relationship with an American partner when determining whether to pursue a removal proceeding.

September 28, 2012