Marriage Laws

Young urged to vote yes at same-sex rally

With just two weeks left in the same-sex marriage survey, young people have been urged to get their votes in or they won't be counted.<p>Thousands of …

Same-sex Marriage

Our law societies drag their feet on marriage equality

A brave few voice our human rights obligations, but too many solicitors and barrister big wigs say nothing<p>Lawyers normally let phrases like “equality before the law” or “non-discriminatory” roll off their tongues with silken ease.<p>Yet when it comes to something fundamental, like marriage equality, …


President Trump is trying to reach across the aisle. Good luck with that.

This fall, Trump reached across the aisle to propose two deals with “Chuck and Nancy” — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The group succeeded with the first one, a short-term spending and debt deal, but so far, they’ve not managed the …


It’s a Fact

In 2007, a group of California Institute of Technology scientists working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory filed suit against the venerated space …

College of William & Mary

‘Coach’ Dave Comes Out Against Interracial Marriage

Not content to be merely a garden-variety wingnut, “Coach” Dave Daubenmire has already revealed himself to be deeply anti-Semitic and Islamophobic. …


Labor rules out extra religious freedoms in same-sex marriage bill

Opposition pushes for Dean Smith’s bill to be passed after yes vote, saying it strikes a compromise between marriage equality and religious protections<p>Labor has called for Liberal senator Dean Smith’s private members bill to be used to legislate marriage equality as soon as possible if the marriage …


Labor endorses Liberal's marriage bill

Labor has thrown its weight behind a private bill drafted by a Liberal senator if the same-sex marriage survey delivers a majority yes vote.

Same-sex Marriage

PCSW concerned over parliament's rejection to amend Child Marriage Act

Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) expresses its concern over Senate decision to reject passage of an amendment to the Child Marriage …


The marriage plebiscite is won. Turnbull must now lead

We are about to witness the most spectacular own goal on the conservative side of Australian politics since Malcolm Fraser called the early 1983 …

Malcolm Turnbull

Here Are The Same-Sex Marriage Exemptions The "No" Campaign Has Previously Called For

Australia's survey on same-sex marriage still has weeks to run — but people are already looking beyond the vote.<p>This week, immigration minister Peter Dutton predicted a win for the "yes" campaign in Australia's survey on same-sex marriage.<p>Of course, his words are just that — a prediction. There are …


Online dating: has it changed the fabric of society?

Description Dating apps aren’t just changing our love livesCredits Leon Neal/Getty ImagesAlt Text Tinder AppIntermarriage has seen a massive increase …


Lawsuit filed against Charlottesville protesters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a dozen people are suing white supremacists who were protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the summer, alleging emotional and physical trauma from the protesters' threats and violence.<p>In the first lawsuit stemming from the protests that left one woman dead and dozens injured, …


Charlottesville Sues White Nationalist Rally Organizers To Stop Alleged Paramilitary Activity

The city's lawyers claim that groups that participated in the "Unite the Right" rally in August functioned as unregulated private armies, and that they couldn't claim the protections of the First and Second Amendments.<p>Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to …

Unite the Right

Kristen Bell Talks About Her TV Habits, Being a Tomboy, and the Improbability of Monogamy

<b>A Bad Moms Christmas (out November 3) is about how Thanksgiving and Christmas suck for moms, who do all the work. You’re a mom—have you figured out a</b> …

Kristen Bell

Does Online Dating Increase Racial Intermarriages?

Today about a third of all new marriages are between couples who met online. Online dating has an interesting property–you are likely to be matched …

Online Dating

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society - MIT Technology Review

Not so long ago, nobody met a partner online. Then, in the 1990s, came the first dating websites.<p> went live in 1995. A new wave of dating …


New group plans legal challenges to Trump businesses

First lawsuit expected within days<p>A new organization aiming to step up the legal pressure on President Donald Trump's business empire is launching this week with the backing of several liberal icons, including the lawyer who scored the first big Supreme Court win for same-sex marriage and a TV …


Trump Kills Proposed Rule That Would Have Protected LGBT Seniors

The administration withdraws a proposed rule on equal treatment of same-sex spouses in long-term care, saying it's not needed.