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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.

The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Masturbation is normal, natural and good for you; you wouldn't know it from the hours of talk-media devoted to winks and nudges over the adventures of Christine O'Donnell.

The right-wing "owns" sex—it's always taught to children on their terms.

The decision overturning Proposition 8 is full of careful reasoning in support of same-sex marriage. But is it written so broadly that it invites the Supreme Court to weigh in—and what will happen if it does?

The right-wing media has gone silent on gay marriage in California, says Richard Kim, and fearmongering has shifted to the Ground Zero mosque.

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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