Marriage Laws

The Many Faces Of Violence: Human Rights, Charlottesville and Marriage Equality

Is violence sometimes the answer? It depends how you define it, and how you define it will depend on whether or not you enjoy great privilege, writes …

Australian News

Here's everything you need to know about the Australian marriage equality vote

Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images<p>Starting in September, Australians will have the opportunity to vote on the issue of same-sex marriage in …

Equality

Brandis quashes polygamous marriage fears

Attorney-General George Brandis has stamped out suggestions potential changes to marriage laws could pave the way for polygamous unions.<p>One Nation …

Equality

‘Remember that 40 per cent of the population opposes the change’

Vote no in gay marriage plebiscite: Abbott2:06<p>Tony Abbott says voters sick of political correctness should vote no in the gay marriage postal …

Equality

After much debate, Supreme Court says marital rape cannot be considered criminal offence

<b>New Delhi:</b> The raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has been extensively …

Misogyny

Friends, Seinfeld, and How I met your Mother made too many ‘gay panic’ jokes

The iconic Seinfeld theme song was almost dumped0:30<p>Composer Jonathan Wolff says network bosses originally hated the Seinfeld theme song he came up …

Australian News

This postal plebiscite bullshit is nothing but fear, wrapped in cowardice, inside stupidity

The plebiscite is a delaying tactic, and eventually we'll end up right where so many said we should have started: with a vote of the federal …

Australian News

Prepare for an onslaught of anti-gay marriage material

Senate rejects marriage plebiscite2:21<p>The government has lost a vote to bring on a same-sex marriage plebiscite in the Senate.<p>5 days …

Same-sex Marriage

Anti-immigrant Louisiana marriage law struck down by U.S. court

Love wins. Even for immigrants.<p>On Tuesday, a federal district court struck down a Louisiana state law denying marriage equality to foreign-born residents. The law, which I first wrote about last October, required anyone wishing to get hitched to produce a birth certificate as well as an unexpired …

Equality

Senator Says A Marriage Plebiscite Would "Stain Our Parliamentary Democracy"

Dean Smith wants a free vote and has been drafting a bill. Here's what it might look like.<p>Senator Dean Smith says he will not support a plebiscite or its postal iteration, despite what the Liberal party room decides on in a hotly-anticipated emergency meeting to discuss the vexed issue of same-sex …

Equality

See 6 Times Katy Perry Stood Up in Support of the LGBTQ Community

Mere hours after President Donald Trump issued a ban on transgender people serving in the military, Katy Perry roared back by tweeting …

LGBTQ

The political fix on marriage to keep the Coalition together

A compromise plan to resolve the Coalition's internal split over marriage reform is the most likely outcome from Monday's special policy meeting. …

Australian News

David Campbell’s wife has declared gay marriage a ‘straight lady problem’

Warren Entsch 'looking forward' to Liberal Party meeting to debate gay marriage0:57<p>Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says he is 'looking forward' …

Australian News

Bells toll for Turnbull over marriage laws

Tony Abbott's message was a shot across the bow for Malcolm Turnbull.<p>"It's obviously a dramatic loss of discipline inside the government and it's a …

Same-sex Marriage

We have to stop scapegoating trans people

This Wednesday, on the 67th anniversary of Harry Truman’s executive order integrating the U.S. armed forces, President Trump abruptly announced on …

LGBTQ

World’s Smallest Hotel Was Built Because of an Old Marriage Law | Mental Floss

Eh'häusl Hotel in Amberg, Germany, is easy to miss. Crammed between two houses, the building measures just 8 feet wide, making it the smallest hotel …

Architecture

Far-Right Homophobe Named Ambassador to Netherlands

A former congressman who introduced nine anti-LGBT bills will negotiate relations with the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

LGBTQ

English marriage law discriminates against minorities – celebrants could change that

Getting married is a major life event. Not only is it a public affirmation of one person’s commitment towards another but it also results in …

Equality

Trump Wants a Culture War. Are Democrats Ready to Fight Back?

On Monday, the Democrats released a set of core policy proposals that they plan to run on in 2018. Called the “Better Deal” agenda, the Democrats’ …

Liberal View

Democrats Can’t Escape the Culture War

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>And if they play it right, that could be a good thing.<p>Soon after President Donald Trump ordered that transgender people may no longer serve in the military, one anonymous …

Democratic Party

There IS something Republicans can learn from Democrats, after all

There IS something Republicans can learn from Democrats after all<p>Posted July 25, 2017 03:12 PM by Daniel Horowitz<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>The …

Conservative View

Alvarez bats for marriage law amendment, civil partnerships

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez batted for the passage of amendments to existing marriage laws, among other bills, in his opening remarks at the …

Philippines

It's really true: Today's Republicans are yesterday's Democrats

Proof that today’s Republicans really are yesterday’s Democrats<p>Posted July 22, 2017 07:08 AM by Steve Deace<p>JoWooly | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print …

Conservative View

Gay Germans' joy mixed with adoption angst

<b>Gay Pride Berlin is a riot of glitter, glam and rainbow flags.</b><p>This weekend people will celebrate Germany's new law to allow equal marriage. But it is not necessarily "equal" for gay parents.<p>Berlin drag kings wax their moustaches, the queens dust off their biggest beehives and huge rainbow flags …

LGBTQ

German President OKs Gay Marriage Law, Which Takes Effect in Fall

BERLIN — Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, his office said Friday, paving the way for the bill to take effect this fall.<p>Lawmakers approved the bill on June 30 in parliament's last session before Germany's September election. The move became possible after …

World News

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, his office said Friday, paving the way for the bill to take effect this fall.<p>Lawmakers approved the bill on June 30 in parliament's last session before Germany's September election. The move became possible after …

World News

Stop Talking about Hillary Clinton and Start Thinking about Jimmy Carter

If the present trajectory doesn’t change, Republicans will learn what Democrats learned after their 1980 landslide defeat.<p>A few days ago, I was at a …

Conservative View

Christian Writer: Barack Obama Was “America’s Worst President”

Conservative commentator Larry Tomczak makes his case for why Barack Obama was "America's Worst President."(Spoiler: It involves the word …

LGBTQ

The long, contentious battle for the simple right for gays to marry

In the late 1980s, a friend of mine got a call at work that, while on a business trip, his male partner had been shot and rushed to the emergency room. My friend then spent four hours on the phone with the hospital, trying desperately to persuade them to tell him — a legal stranger, whose …

Equality

American LGBT Tolerance - Politics

Content Tools<p>Print Email<p>The Tolerance Trap <i>(New York University Press, 2016), by Suzanna Danuta Walters, explains we have settled for a watered-down</i> …

LGBTQ