A protester holds a sign in support of Kim Davis, September 9 2015.
A scholar visited a dozen churches to learn why some religious folks oppose same-sex marriage. He discovered it's not a simple case of homophobia.
Family game night. Chicago 2012.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his first Question Time in the top job.
Malcolm Turnbull told the partyroom on Tuesday that nobody was more committed to “embracing our broad church” – the liberal and conservative traditions of the Liberal Party – than he was. That’s code for…
In many respects, Malcolm Turnbull seems an ideal Liberal leader for the 21st century – but there are some potential downsides.
Malcolm Turnbull’s problem is that he often seems to be slightly ahead of the times – and that he can’t always take either his party room or the public with him.
Children being raised by same-sex parents should be central to debates on whether Australia should hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
When it comes to whether Australia should have a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, children’s rights have been notably absent from the discussions.
The great failure of Tony Abbott’s leadership is that he had not been able to transcend his innate instinct for conflict.
Tony Abbott, who won power two years ago on Monday, is most at home in combat, whether on the domestic campaign trail or escalating Australia's commitment to a battle abroad.
Tony Abbott has flagged a plebiscite, or ‘people’s vote’, on same-sex marriage.
Every generation in the last 150 years has seen in Australia a contest over marriage which reflects shifting positions on its defining features, and its associated rights and obligations.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard said she had been so concerned about the same-sex marriage plebiscite that she changed the topic of her speech.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has switched her position to now favour same-sex marriage.
‘Marriage equality’ is directly linked to gender equality.
At the heart of the debate around the language of marriage is a conflict about whether a marriage between same-sex partners is the same or different to a marriage between opposite sex partners.
Katy Faust, traditional marriage advocate, speaking on Q&A.
Katy Faust, a US traditional marriage advocate, told Q&A that children have a natural right to a mother and a father, highlighting weaknesses in studies on same-sex parented children. Let's check the facts.
We cannot attribute a particular characteristic, whether positive or negative, to religion as religion does not have the ability to act.
When public policy is being shaped, it is incumbent upon public figures to be better versed in discussions surrounding religion.
Warren Entsch introducing the cross-party same-sex marriage bill in the House of Representatives.
Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne were the only ministers on the frontbench in the House of Representatives when Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch introduced his private member’s bill to legalise same-sex…
Many commentators on climate change articles in this publication have abandoned hope that effective action on climate change will happen under an Abbott government. The only solution for those concerned…
Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro says a same-sex marriage conscience vote would be “democracy in its purest form”.
Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro has declared that on same-sex marriage "party political positions should be abandoned in favour of what each person's conscience tells them".
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has rejected the idea of having a same-sex marriage plebiscite at the next election.
New polling has shown almost seven in ten Australians favour legalising same-sex marriage, as Tony Abbott rules out a popular vote with the election and the government remains racked by division. Far from…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suffered another poll blow.
Labor has extended its lead and Bill Shorten has improved his position vis-a-vis Tony Abbott in the latest polling blow to the government.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
On Tuesday, August 11, prospects for same-sex marriage legislation in Australia in the near future were quashed when the governing Coalition partyroom voted against a conscience vote in favour of maintaining…
Commissioner Dyson Heydon during a hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney.
Bill Shorten must have been born under some particularly fortunate star.
Attorney-General George Brandis has slapped down the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage.
Ministerial divisions have broken spectacularly into the open over whether Tony Abbott's proposed popular vote on same-sex marriage should be a plebiscite or a constitutional referendum.