LGBTQ candidates made strides on Tuesday.
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Delaware’s Sarah McBride made history on Tuesday when she won a state Senate seat, becoming the US’s highest-ranking transgender politician. A record 1,006 LGBTQ candidates ran for office this year.
Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex unions underline his commitment to justice for all.
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The pontiff hasn’t changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.
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Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies’ bottom lines?
Married – but perhaps not reaping all the benefits.
Studies suggest that marriage improves your health. But bisexuals don’t seem to reap those benefits.
Dennis Altman in Santa Cruz California in 1984,
New York in the early 1980s was a time of literary salons, concentrated ambition and a flowering of gay cultural power.
While some argue that Western LGBT+ ideals have no place in Asia, a new ruling in Hong Kong shows that these values have no bearing on the law.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
The rainbow flag is no longer just flown at particular times – it’s now a fixture of our cities.
In the year since the resounding Yes vote in the same-sex marriage survey, the flag has clearly escaped the pole or the street bunting of pride festival times to become ever present in our cities.
There must be a queerer way to think about marriage.
It is vital to make room for “queer” ideas about same-sex marriage.
As gay Cubans gain more rights, opposition is also growing.
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Cuba is avowedly secular. But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
Hindu texts from thousands of years ago demonstrate acceptance of a ‘third gender.’ Today, transgender Indians, or hijras, remain visible members of society.
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Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court’s repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
Americans are deeply religious people however our exclusive survey find that many do not want religion to mix with social or political life.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
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Civil partnerships were introduced as a quick-fix device for a minority group. Instead, they ended up forcing heterosexuals to campaign for the same rights as LGBTQ+ people.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU member states must recognise same-sex marriages concluded elsewhere in the EU, even if they don’t allow same-sex marriage.
It’s important to speak to your kids about the same-sex marriage debate, but how much and what will depend on their age and level of interest.
Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it’s more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
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When it comes to same-sex marriage, there’s a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a “gold standard” for gay relationships.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics postal vote for marriage law reform, yes or no.
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Plenty of debate on Twitter about the marriage reform survey, and data from that can be crunched to predict the result. So what is it?
Many of the studies on this question examine the outcomes for children in same-sex parented families where both parents are women.
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.