The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
Australians will be asked to complete a voluntary, non-binding postal vote on marriage reform. Wouldn't it be easier - and cheaper - to do a sample survey instead?
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
The case for changing English marriage laws.
It puts an average 1.4kg on the weighing scales.
Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
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.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
Single people are often thought of as insecure, self-centered and sad. But one social scientist spent the past 20 years studying them – and found that they're a boon to communities across the country.
The Chinese system of hukou makes 'inter-marriage' of people from urban and rural areas difficult.
Infertility is tied to the instability of romantic relationships in Ghana.
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
Valentine's Day is branded as being a celebration of romantic love. But there are many styles of love, from passionate Eros to caring Agape and many in between.
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
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.
Indian elites' extravagant weddings are a show of strength, a glamorised return to traditions, and a celebration of social conservatism.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.
The case against extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
Chinese parents and the state are concerned about the declining marriage rate in the country. But the focus on single men ignores the root of the problem.