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The (totally straight) Colbert Coalition has formed to oppose same-sex marriage--and make a commercial about it.

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Vermont could be a signal of where the freedom-to-marry movement is heading.

With Barack Obama's inauguration, Gene Robinson has hope that an openly gay person can become president in the future.

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.

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A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

On the occasion of Showtime’s new miniseries, reflections on how the world changed when women learned to demand men give them orgasms.

October 7, 2013

New Jersey judge says state must allow same-sex marriage. But the Republican governor fights to maintain discrimination.

September 27, 2013

Because we have more important things to worry about. 

August 2, 2013

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

Anthony Weiner is a weasel, a liar, a moron and a ridiculous egomaniac. It doesn’t take a picture of his junk to prove that.

July 24, 2013

When sexual assault cases go viral, it cuts both ways.  

July 11, 2013

A visit to a forlorn sex shop inspires meditation on the diverse meanings of solidarity, mutuality and community.

April 30, 2013

Will Justices agree that requiring HIV service providers to oppose prostitution is necessary for ending AIDS?

April 22, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013