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Guest posts

This slippery slope doesn’t lead toward patriarchal polygamy

We may need a broader discussion on what role the state should have in regulating familial and sexual intimacy. Read More

Adoption equality is not a sure thing

Parenting may become something that only relatively wealthy LGBT people can afford Read More

Beyond legal equality for LGBT families

The legalities of gay and lesbian family formation remain complicated. Read More

The moment of maybe

Principles that might guide the next stages in this vibrant, ass-kicking movement. Read More

What’s marriage equality got to do with intersex?

What will happen to intersex people who seek gender validation through the institution of marriage? Read More

Improved measurement of marriage

The Supreme Court decision on June 26 ensured that same-sex couples have the legal right to marry no matter where they live. The shift in … Read More

Feminism, gay marriage and the future of queer politics

Throwing in the towel on marriage rights, throwing down the gauntlet on feminism. Read More

Knowledge for the next generation’s movement

To train our eyes on the systemic challenges LGBT people face which can remain invisible even when in plain sight -- as marriage once was. Read More

The triumph of family diversity

Whether the Obergefell decision will strengthen or weaken the institution of marriage, it is a major social advance. Read More

Same income, different neighborhood

Neighborhood segregation transmits unequal opportunity. Read More