Involuntary bachelors, who fail to add fruit to their family tree are often referred to as "bare branches". And the Chinese state has recently started to worry about them.
Protesting against laws limiting access to abortions.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Western Australian Liberal Dean Smith broke ranks with his colleagues, opposing parliament outsourcing a decision on same-sex marriage.
The Senate has put to the sword the ill-fated plebiscite, killed by a remarkable combination of supporters and opponents of changing the law to allow gay people to marry. It was defeated on Monday night…
Nick Xenophon's two new Senate colleagues, Stirling Griff and Skye Kakoschke-Moore, are no strangers to the political process.
Speculation has fallen on whether Labor will maintain its planned policy of enforcing a binding vote on marriage equality.
Now that Labor has shot down the government's proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, the issue of marriage equality threatens to haunt Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership.
Maybe we should just live together…
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Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What's wrong with getting hitched?
People judge companies that renege on social causes more harshly.
Withdrawing support for marriage equality can prompt a community backlash and alienate employees and customers.
Is Malcolm Turnbull’s rhetoric substantive, or will we just see the continuation of old habits?
Polls are revealing the vast popularity of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but is his rhetoric of reform simply a matter of appearance, or a sign of substantial change in Australian policy?
The US Supreme Court decision should make conservatives around the world pay attention.
In the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled by a 5-4 majority in favour of same-sex marriage. The majority judges have held that state…
Tony Abbott risks having same-sex marriage used against him electorally – just as his Liberal Party once tried to use it against Labor.
As opposition leader Bill Shorten prepares to introduce an amendment on Monday to the Marriage Act to legalise same-sex marriage, why has Australia lagged so far behind?
Bill Shorten will introduce a same-sex marriage bill to the lower house.
Bill Shorten is acting to force the Liberals' hand on gay marriage by giving notice he will move a private member's bill in the House of Representatives on Monday.
Jubilant scenes from Ireland’s ‘Yes’ cohort after a referendum victory that is echoing around the world.
The impact of Ireland's affirmative vote on marriage equality is getting attention from all around the world. Will the result create a "social revolution" as some are suggesting?
As that famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats put it; all has changed, changed utterly.
Yes or No to equal marriage rights? Irish voters will have their say on Friday May 22, with the result due on Saturday.
While Ireland's pro-marriage equality campaign is leading in the polls, the gap has narrowed ahead of Friday's vote. And history shows that Irish referendums can be far closer than the polls predict.
Temple Bar says YES.
Everything you need to know about the same sex marriage referendum.
Oh say can you see…
America's highest court is hearing arguments on gay marriage for what could be the last time. But both camps claim to have common sense on their side.
The institute of marriage can only be made stronger by recognising all marriages.
Little progress has been made on debates about marriage equality in Australia – even though a majority of the population is in favour of it. How might ethical frameworks help us better understand the issues?
Peter McGraith and David Cabreza were one of the first same-sex couples to marry in the UK.
Marriage is a big step forward for the UK's gay, lesbian and bisexual people – but there's plenty more to be done to improve their lives.
The march towards equal marriage rights in Ireland is well ahead of Australia, yet the level of public support in each nation is remarkably similar.
Support for equal marriage rights in Ireland and Australia is remarkably similar: 71% in Ireland and 72% in Australia. The key difference is that Australian politicians are choosing not to listen.