It is vital to make room for "queer" ideas about same-sex marriage.
What a cake can tell us about the law's view of homosexuality, religion, freedom of expression and the value of civic equality
On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978.
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On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.
New legislation undermines the institution on the island – and creates division.
The yes vote in the marriage equality postal survey will have broad reaching implications - including into LGBTIQ+ policies in the workplace.
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?
'Vote No' campaign material distributed by the Australian Conservatives claims that if same-sex marriage is legalised, the Safe Schools program will be 'mandatory in schools'. We looked at the facts.
It's better for the economy for more people to be married because of productivity and efficiency gains. This whole framework doesn't require people to be of the same or different sex.
Australians will be asked to complete a voluntary, non-binding postal vote on marriage reform. Wouldn't it be easier - and cheaper - to do a sample survey instead?
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
Just as Taiwan legalised same sex marriage, China shut down the country's most iconic lesbian social media platform.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
This week our collaborators at the PBS debate show Point Taken ask: is the U.S. moving too quickly or too slowly on gender rights?
Should opposite-sex couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? Many same-sex couples already in one think so.
As the latest chapter in the push for same-sex marriage in Australia is written, it's worth reflecting on how this movement has evolved over time.
What are the consequences of defining marriage as a "fundamental liberty"? And what difference will this ruling make to discrimination against gays and lesbians in other areas of life?
Lawyers and law students betting on recent decisions have been spot on predicting outcomes. It isn't all that hard, when you think about it.
Michelle Grattan talks to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the government's new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on ABC's Q&A, gay marriage and much more.