Same-sex marriage has been legal for a year in Australia, but more progress can still be made on gender inequality in marriages and cohabiting relationships.
Marriage equality was a major step forward for Australia. But women in both marriages and cohabiting relationships continue to deal with inequality and gender-prescribed roles.
There must be a queerer way to think about marriage.
It is vital to make room for "queer" ideas about same-sex marriage.
Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, who campaigned for equal civil partnerships.
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The different legal protections between marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation.
The Wife: my research shows that this self-sacrificing form of wifehood is hardly history.
The myth that educated women over 40 find it impossible to find a mate to marry prevails - but it has long been debunked. What are the actual impacts of higher education on a women’s ‘marriageability?’ Here a wedding pic from Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Canada.
The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
New research suggests that midlife Canadians struggle with a variety of sexual problems, with low desire reported as most common for both men and women.
Low libido, problems ejaculating, vaginal pain -- these problems are common for midlife Canadians, and some of them are way more likely if you're married.
Tini Owens: refused a ‘no fault’ divorce.
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The Supreme Court ruled that a British couple must stay married until 2020 because there was no 'fault' in their marriage.
When asked, only nine percent of Americans say it’s a bad thing. But could more biases lurk beneath the survey data?
Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Ken Moody and Robert Sherman' (1984). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1993.
More interracial couples are appearing on TV and in advertising. But is media exposure enough to change attitudes?
Pro-life and pro-choice protesters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court in June.
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Over the past 45 years, women have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could it all be turned back?
Howdy, partner: Rebecca Steinfeld (C) and Charles Keidan (L).
Civil partnerships were introduced as a quick-fix device for a minority group. Instead, they ended up forcing heterosexuals to campaign for the same rights as LGBTQ+ people.
The number of people with learning disabilities reported as at risk of forced marriage has risen.
An increasing proportion of Japanese adults will remain unmarried their whole lives, and should be considered full citizens rather than underperformers.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
A tour guide holds up a flag with the faces of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.
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Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
Many Muslim women in Australia struggle to secure a religious divorce when trying to leave abusive relationships.
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Divorce in the Islamic community is a complex subject, battling misperceptions and entrenched stereotypes.
In Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina,’ each character approaches marriage with a different set of expectations – and many succumb to disappointment.
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In their coverage of Meghan and Harry, the media are focusing on all of the wrong things. Thankfully, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy had sharp insights about marriage that still resonate today.
David and Elizabeth Weinlick, a Minnesota couple who began their life together through an arranged marriage.
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The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
South African President Jacob Zuma and Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, celebrate their traditional wedding with a dance.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
The road to same-sex marriage within churches is likely to be a long one indeed.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.