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The 'apostolic exhortation' calls for greater understanding of divorced couples, but falls short of allowing them a full life within the church.
Women taking their husband’s surname after marriage potentially reinforces gender roles and the unequal status of women and men within marriage and society.
A new journal article has proposed that women changing their surname acts as a signal of fidelity to their husbands.
The majority of people at risk of forced marriage are under 18 and female.
While some progress has been made in reducing instances of forced marriage in Australia, more needs to be done.
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart?
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When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
John Legend poses with wife Chrissy Teigen after winning an Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
Mike Ullett and Gino Meriano enter one of the UK’s first civil partnerships, 2005.
Should opposite-sex couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? Many same-sex couples already in one think so.
The requirement for marriage banns was introduced 800 years ago (almost to the day). Now there's talk of scrapping them.
I’m not feeling a strong commitment to wed.
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It's less important how you feel about your relationship today than how you feel about it over time. Which of four commitment categories do you fit into?
What if Beauty and the Beast had a prenup?
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Prenuptial agreements often leave one spouse vulnerable in the case of divorce.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Women in Kenya face issues of beatings, polygamy and being forgotten after bearing children.
African women have had to explain themselves to a world that does not seem to understand them.
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.
‘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.
Ashley Madison uses an age-old marketing technique of tapping into people's desires.
Australians are living and working longer, marrying later and earning more that past generations.
Divorce rates are on the decline in Australia, people are marrying and having children later in life, and more of us live alone. Our experts respond to the new report on Australia's welfare.
Senators Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong faced off in a debate on same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
The same-sex marriage debate between senators Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong exposed four myths about marriage that have plagued recent debates worldwide.
In a marriage, a man and a woman beget children who are ‘flesh of their flesh’.
The reality, for all intents and purposes in areas like the law, superannuation and dealing with financial matters, is that same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo is part of the international lobby making progress against early marriage.
The decline in child marriages in Ethiopia is due to its rapidly changing social and economic environment.
The sacrament of marriage that takes place in the eyes of God is a separate process from the state’s legal recognition of the coupling.
The sacrament of marriage does not depend on the law, which exists only to regulate the rights and responsibilities arising from the practice. For religious believers, same-sex marriage won't change their union.
Policymakers and the outcomes they produce can play a powerful role in shaping public opinion on questions of same-sex rights.
Government policies regulating sexuality play a significant role in shaping citizens’ attitudes about sexual orientation and same-sex relationships.