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On March 31, the Shibuya ward in Tokyo became the first district in Japan to recognize same-sex marriage. The Shibuya district will now issue certificates to same-sex couples labeling their unions “equivalent to marriage.” The law is directed at ...

Queerying Japan’s LGBTQ Rights Movement

On March 31, the Shibuya ward in Tokyo became the first district in Japan to recognize same-sex marriage. The Shibuya district will now issue certificates to same-sex couples labeling their unions “equivalent to marriage.” The law is directed at ...

“Two steps forward, one step back.” So goes the old adage of social progress, and so goes American LGBTQ rights. While the past few years have seen legal and cultural improvements for marriage equality, the past few weeks have seen Indiana’s SB...

Tough Love: Boycott Indiana

“Two steps forward, one step back.” So goes the old adage of social progress, and so goes American LGBTQ rights. While the past few years have seen legal and cultural improvements for marriage equality, the past few weeks have seen Indiana’s SB...

Need to use a public restroom? If you live in Florida, that might soon be a criminal act, depending on who you are. On February 4th, Florida Representative Frank Artiles introduced HB583 in the state legislature, a bill that, if passed, would attempt...

Florida’s Bathroom Problem

Need to use a public restroom? If you live in Florida, that might soon be a criminal act, depending on who you are. On February 4th, Florida Representative Frank Artiles introduced HB583 in the state legislature, a bill that, if passed, would attempt...

Jonathan Chait’s recent article in New York Magazine asserts that “political correctness” is the downfall of political discourse. However, his argument ignores the important rise of identity politics and the corresponding shift in cultural view...

The Political Relevancy of Political Correctness

Jonathan Chait’s recent article in New York Magazine asserts that “political correctness” is the downfall of political discourse. However, his argument ignores the important rise of identity politics and the corresponding shift in cultural view...

The New York Marriage Equality Act of 2011 promised that same-sex marriages and opposite-sex marriages would be treated the same in all respects of the law, allowing people like Jann Paczkowski to finally marry their partners. Most narratives surroun...

LGBTQ Rights After Marriage?

The New York Marriage Equality Act of 2011 promised that same-sex marriages and opposite-sex marriages would be treated the same in all respects of the law, allowing people like Jann Paczkowski to finally marry their partners. Most narratives surroun...

“I’m not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes,” said Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) during a gubernatorial debate. “I’m not ready to surrender the will of the people in the state of Idaho, as they expressed in 2006 in an ove...

Why Did SCOTUS Pass on Same-Sex Marriage?

“I’m not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes,” said Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) during a gubernatorial debate. “I’m not ready to surrender the will of the people in the state of Idaho, as they expressed in 2006 in an ove...

The Economist recently ran a story with the provocative subtitle “How sexual equality increases the gap between rich and poor households.” The story is about an economics paper titled “Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality....

Why Marrying Someone Like Yourself Is Bad For America

The Economist recently ran a story with the provocative subtitle “How sexual equality increases the gap between rich and poor households.” The story is about an economics paper titled “Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality....

This is a guest column written by Kevin Carty. Originally posted on Feminists-at-Large on 28 August, 2013.  For anyone who’s spent at least a minimal amount of time within the pages, blogs, feeds, and conversations of modern feminism, it should be...

I Am Here for Me, Too

This is a guest column written by Kevin Carty. Originally posted on Feminists-at-Large on 28 August, 2013.  For anyone who’s spent at least a minimal amount of time within the pages, blogs, feeds, and conversations of modern feminism, it should be...