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Remembering the icon, a pro at sex and survival.

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

Earlier this week, Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA. But the bigger news is that the Justice Department says that gays and lesbians deserve stronger constitutional protections.

Sometimes the censor is art’s best friend.

The Family, the secretive organization of evangelicals tied to extremist anti-gay legislation in Uganda, is refusing to pressure Ugandan lawmakers to drop the bill.

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

The response to the allegations against the WikiLeaks founder prove that when it comes to rape, the left still doesn't get it.

For Americans teetering on the edge of poverty, in other rooms there are other trials.

The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV.  Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?

Even proponents of repeal assume that DADT only interferes with the ability of gay servicemembers to serve openly, leaving them to conduct their private lives in, well, private. We're wrong.

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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

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013