Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
Two new laws have grappled with ideas of diversity and the traditional family in Germany.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Marriage has long been tied to better health. The first study of the relationship between marriage, health and quality of life for LGBT Americans affirms the benefits of marriage – with some caveats.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
The "Fuck Fred Nile" case highlights the absurdity of criminalising "fleeting expletives" while allowing speech that depicts homosexuality as abnormal, unnatural and sinful.
The case against extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
Should opposite-sex couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? Many same-sex couples already in one think so.
As the latest chapter in the push for same-sex marriage in Australia is written, it's worth reflecting on how this movement has evolved over time.
Why the recent Supreme Court case on gay marriage could make a huge difference for racial justice.
The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
Michelle Grattan talks to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the government's new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on ABC's Q&A, gay marriage and much more.
Michelle Grattan talks to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young about personal attacks on her, paying people smugglers to turn their boat around, gay marriage, and much more.