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Social Justice news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 27, 2000

    California’s Knightmare

    W hen the Vermont Supreme Court ruled December 20 that denying the statutory benefits and protections of marriage to same-sex couples was discriminatory, conservatives began frothing at the mouth

    Doug Ireland

  • January 13, 2000

    Gay Teens Fight Back

    Jared Nayfack was 11 years old and living in the heart of conservative Orange County, California, when he told his best friend from school that he was gay--"and my friend then came out to me," sa

    Doug Ireland

  • October 28, 1999

    Anti-Choice, Anti-Child

    One of the favorite tactics of pro-lifers--especially ones who are self-described "progressives"--is to accuse abortion rights supporters of being anti-child, hyperindividualistic, unwilling to p

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 14, 1999

    How We Ended the Cold War

    It is now ten years since the Berlin wall crumbled, but the question of how and why the cold war was concluded still lingers.

    John Tirman

  • August 19, 1999

    Living La Vida ‘Loca’

    Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

    George De Stefano

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  • July 22, 1999

    Ex-Prom Queen Goes Home

    Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can't go home again. Alix Kates Shulman disagrees.

    Beverly Gologorsky

  • June 24, 1999

    Same-Sex Spouses in Canada

    On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

    E.J. Graff

  • June 24, 1999

    No Protection for Gays

    There's a bill speeding its way through Congress that would shred much of the protection against discrimination provided by the dozens of local and state gay civil rights laws.

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Rebuilding the Gay Movement

    When Republican Senator Al D'Amato was endorsed for re-election last November by the Human Rights Campaign--the nation's wealthiest gay civil rights lobby--the HRC's appalling decision crystalliz

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Love and Hate in Laramie

    Research assistance: Robin Reardon.

    Donna Minkowitz

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