The Respect for Marriage Act provides exemptions for religious groups, excludes people with disabilities – and could still lead to state-level discrimination laws.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
Not only is the claim that sexuality is central to Christian orthodoxy dubious, but it’s unclear same-sex sexuality has always been condemned by the church.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriage – and 47 Republicans signed on, too. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
The Supreme Court has found protections for people’s privacy in several constitutional amendments – and used it as a basis for some pretty fundamental protections.
Sydney Diocese opposition to same-sex marriage is rejected by other diocese at the General Synod- a move that may see the church fracture.
Increasing the stigma around LGBTIQ+ people leads to poorer health outcomes for a group that is already more vulnerable in the health system.
Our analysis of data on all children in the Netherlands found those who have same-sex parents do better on standardised scores than those with parents of different sexes.
Nonreligious voters overwhelmingly backed Biden in the November presidential race. They also may have been key in several down-ballot state measures, says a scholar of US secularism.
The decisions the leaders make in 2021 will be the most critical they have ever faced.
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.
Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
Since the coronavirus crisis, the government has seldom been so busy - however, it is worth giving a thought to what’s been shoved aside.
Westminster has pushed Northern Ireland to fall into line with the rest of the UK when it comes to women’s reproductive rights and marriage for same-sex couples.
For the sake of all employees, school communities and children, our school systems need to find a space in which LGBTQ+ educators might re-imagine their professional and political identities.
Rather than marriage, same-sex couples in China are allowed a ‘guardianship appointment’. But this system is yet another way the Chinese government tries to silence LGBT+ issues from being discussed.
Studies suggest that marriage improves your health. But bisexuals don’t seem to reap those benefits.
Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Those who claim that Scheer’s positions on a woman’s right to choose and a same-sex couple’s right to marry are irrelevant so long as he refuses to reopen debate are missing the point.