A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in 2015.
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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.
A Hindu bride on her wedding day.
To afford sufficient protection to marginalised people in society - such as women in minority religious communities - the state must recognise and regulate religious marriages in a nuanced way.
The results of the SSM vote brought great jubilation on November 15, 2017- but the fight is not yet over.
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The marriage equality debate brought the rights of LGBT Australians to the fore - now we need to turn our attention to the ways they are still discriminated against.
Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, who campaigned for equal civil partnerships.
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The different legal protections between marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation.
Tini Owens: refused a ‘no fault’ divorce.
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The Supreme Court ruled that a British couple must stay married until 2020 because there was no ‘fault’ in their marriage.
Marriage reform of any kind has been historically slow to take hold.
Changes to marriage around the world have, historically, met with strident opposition, so it’s no surprise that same-sex marriage in Australia has had its own tough road to hoe.
Respect the people in any same-sex marriage debate, but you don’t have to respect their views.
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
The case for changing English marriage laws.
Maybe we should just live together…
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Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What’s wrong with getting hitched?
The Supreme Court ruled Charles Sharland’s divorce settlement could be revisited after he lied about his assets.
Spouses can no longer get away with lying about their assets in divorce cases.
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.
Some of the first to take advantage of the new law.
The first statistics on same-sex marriages in England and Wales show a disappointing take-up in the three months since the right to marry was extended to lesbian and gay couples. According to figures released…
Recent cases show Australia is not immune to forced marriage practices.
According to Human Rights Watch, 14 million girls are married, worldwide, each year - with some as young as eight or nine. While early and forced marriage appears most prevalent in countries of Africa…