There is ample evidence of same-sex relationships across cultures and eras.
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.
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The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
The claim that same-sex marriage harms children doesn’t stack up against the current evidence.
A central argument made against same-sex marriage is that children born into these marriages will be disadvantaged: they will grow up with inappropriate gender role modelling and be bullied at school.
Plato’s Symposium in an 1873 painting
A Supreme Court justice hearing arguments over same-sex marriage cited Plato's stance on homosexuality. But what did Plato really believe about all sexuality? A scholar takes a look.
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.
What would a Supreme Court “compromise” do for gay parents?
What appears to a possible "compromise" in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.
A man waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court building.
Public opinion may play a role in the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on gay marriage but it will likely be in an unexpected way.
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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 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.
Some of the first to take advantage of the new law.
The first statistics on same-sex marriages in England and Wales show a disappointing take-up in the three months since the right to marry was extended to lesbian and gay couples. According to figures released…
Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm will introduce gay marriage legislation into the Senate.
Liberal Democrats’ senator David Leyonhjelm has threatened to trade his vote on temporary protection visas or other legislation…
Recent polling suggests a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, but should the issue be taken to the people in a referendum?
Despite several Galaxy polls indicating that a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage - and it receiving the support of former prime minister Kevin Rudd - recent proposals for a referendum on…
Legalise love: New Zealand approved same-sex legislation in a midst of celebrations.
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The issue of same-sex marriage in Australia is again part of the national debate, after Independent MP Tony Windsor announced he was in support of a referendum on the question to be held in parallel with…