Discussing his opposition to same-sex marriage, Liberal MP Kevin Andrews said children who are brought up with a mother and father are 'better off than those who are not'. Let's look at the research.
A judge in Belfast has dismissed a challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage citing it as a 'social policy' issue.
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.
Two new laws have grappled with ideas of diversity and the traditional family in Germany.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
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.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
The "Fuck Fred Nile" case highlights the absurdity of criminalising "fleeting expletives" while allowing speech that depicts homosexuality as abnormal, unnatural and sinful.
The case against extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
Should opposite-sex couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? Many same-sex couples already in one think so.
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.
Why the recent Supreme Court case on gay marriage could make a huge difference for racial justice.