Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to create a new post of Freedom of Religion Commissioner, because he says many people of religion "feel the wheels closing in".
As both sides played the tactics, a remarkable thing happened in the House of Representatives. Behaviour improved 100%, with
none of the usual screaming and exchanges of insults.
Neither government nor opposition on Wednesday night saw any chance of
further movement before parliament rises on Thursday.
Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.
Changes that protect or increase human rights should always be welcomed – but we should check motives, too.
Now that the U.S. government is threatening to define sex as either male or female, we need to fight more than ever for trans rights. But let's give up the utopian ideal of a label-free future.
Some Liberals who agitated for action on religious freedom might be starting to appreciate that the best stand for a conservative can sometimes be to just leave things alone.
The latest national polls come just days out from Saturday's Wentworth byelection, which will determine whether the Coalition is forced into minority government.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
It’s not just the most vile and abusive problems which impact people's lives – it’s the little things too.
A legal scholar explains why Kennedy's opinions on same-sex relationship rest on fragile constitutional grounds.
The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
HILDA data reveal an overwhelming tide of support toward the rights of same-sex couples within Australian society.
How will the reboot of the popular series about lesbians deal with cultural change since the original aired?
Objections from certain sectors of Malaysian society to the film neatly illustrates both the fear and lack of understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.
Tense debates surround who exactly should be allowed to be a Boy Scout. As it turns out, the organization's 100-year history may offer some promising solutions.
While various legal battles continue over the rights of transgender athletes, one thing is clear: Inclusive, privacy-centric locker rooms are a solution that benefits everyone.
There is a long history of the use of glitter to express moral outrage and show resistance. What is the power of glitter?
Conservative lawmakers are proposing 'bathroom bills' and other measures that discriminate against LGBT individuals. Beyond the moral concerns, there are large economic costs as well.