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Same-sex marriage news and analysis from The Nation
June 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Fortunate Son
He’s the country’s first openly gay prime minister and first of South Asian heritage—but he offers little relief from the harsh austerity budgets that have done so much harm.
May 5, 2017
The Equality Act Is Essential in the Fight for LGBTQ Rights
Less than half of all states explicitly protect people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
March 7, 2017
We Are Still Winning the Fight for Trans Rights
The Supreme Court may have declined to hear Gavin Grimm’s case—but history is firmly on his side.
December 6, 2016
The Most Important Appointment Since the Election Wasn’t Made by Trump
California’s incoming attorney general, Congressman Xavier Becerra, is poised to lead states resisting the Trump administration.
April 8, 2016
Why Mississippi’s New Anti-LGBT Law Is the Most Dangerous One To Be Passed Yet
The law doesn’t protect religious belief. It protects bigots who discriminate against LGBT people—and zealots who place their religion above the law.
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March 15, 2016
Why Antonin Scalia Became So Prominent—And Why His Influence Will Not Last
He was celebrated because he used his position as a Supreme Court justice to mobilize conservatives—but his views were antithetical to what is most enduring about American legal and political aspirations.
February 23, 2016
Thank You, Martina Navratilova, for Changing Everything
Speaking to tennis legend Martina Navratilova reminded me of the incredible impact her mere presence had on my life.
January 29, 2016
In a Gay-Friendly Age, Poor LGBT New Yorkers Still Struggle
Marriage equality is progress, but the LGBT movement needs to tackle economic oppression as well if it is to achieve broader equality.
September 25, 2015
This Tattooed, Head-shaven, Straight-talking Mayor Wants to Be the Next Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman talks inequality, immigration, drug legalization, same-sex marriage, “bittergate,” and how to revive post-industrial America.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 17, 2015
The Dread of Loneliness
Self-definition and equality in
Obergefell v. Hodges