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  • December 3, 2003

    Criminalizing Motherhood

    More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

    Silja J.A. Talvi

  • November 26, 2003

    Adam and Steve–Together at Last

    Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage?

    Katha Pollitt

  • November 20, 2003

    The Name of Love

    In January 1948 Dutton brought out the third novel of a promising young writer named Gore Vidal. The publishing house was nervous.

    Adam Haslett

  • November 20, 2003

    Boston Marriage

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favor of gay marriage may have set off a political earthquake, but as a matter of law it was a no-brainer.

    The Editors

  • November 6, 2003

    Letter From London

    Early on the crisp morning of October 15, the archbishops of thirty-seven of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion (known as primates) gathered in closed session at Lambeth Palac

    Honor Moore


  • October 2, 2003

    Republicans Relaunch the Antigay Culture Wars

    The GOP embrace of homophobia is more than simply a sop to the far right.

    Doug Ireland

  • September 18, 2003

    She’s Gotta Have It

    In his 1997 song “Highlands,” Bob Dylan reports a conversation between himself and a waitress. “She says, You don’t read women authors, do you?/…

    Claire Dederer

  • September 11, 2003

    From Protest to Patronage

    Bayard Rustin forged a remarkable career as a social activist. Briefly a member of the Young Communist League, he repudiated communism but remained a socialist throughout his life.

    Randall Kennedy

  • September 4, 2003

    Our Families, Ourselves

    Eyal Press is working on a book about the abortion wars in Buffalo, New York.

    Eyal Press

  • August 14, 2003

    Marriage of Convenience

    If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the gay rights movement, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to The Nation Digital Archive.

    Doug Ireland