Ministers of religion who support marriage equality would be able to challenge the Marriage Act in the High Court. They would stand a good chance of winning.
As the government hints the marriage equality plebiscite may be delayed until 2017, calls intensify for the parliament to legislate on the issue instead. So what is parliament's role here?
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
It makes no sense to continue relationship counselling in a therapist's office – it is far better to do it in the more natural environment of the home.
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
You're officially an adult, but you may not feel like one. Why's that so? When will you feel you're a grown up?
Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What's wrong with getting hitched?
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
It's tempting to look back nostagically when thinking about the idea of the "family", but the evidence shows that it's strong, functional and flourishing.
What does a modern Australian family look like and how does it compare with 10, 20 or even 30 years ago?
If you can now have a same-sex marriage, why not polygamous one?
Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
The 'apostolic exhortation' calls for greater understanding of divorced couples, but falls short of allowing them a full life within the church.
A new journal article has proposed that women changing their surname acts as a signal of fidelity to their husbands.
While some progress has been made in reducing instances of forced marriage in Australia, more needs to be done.
When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
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.
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?