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Same-sex Marriage

Yes, marriage will change—and here’s how

Mark Regnerus | 21 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: adultery, fidelity, same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage is bound to change our expectations about fidelity to our spouses, says a sociologist.

An Esther moment

Peter Saunders | 14 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, Elizabeth II, same-sex marriage
In the 60th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II will soon be asked to give royal assent to same-sex marriage. Is this a violation of her coronation oath?

“Gays against gay marriage”

Blaise Joseph | 11 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage

Queering education

Robert R. Reilly | 10 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, homosexuality, same-sex marriage
What will happen in the classroom if same-sex marriage is legalised? Massachusetts offers a vision of the future.

Thinking same-sex in Nigeria?  You will go to jail!

Eugene Ohu | 04 June 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: same-sex marriage

Redefining heroism

Babette Francis | 31 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, same-sex marriage
Which calls for more courage: coming out of the closet, or dealing with the mess that's left behind?

Gay marriage an economic boost?

Jennifer Roback Morse | 29 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, same-sex marriage
An American think-tank claims that same-sex marriage is a windfall for local economies. This is based on badly flawed assumptions, says an economist.

For the sake of future generations

Blaise Joseph | 22 May 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: marriage, same-sex marriage

A fight for equality or a war on difference?

Brendan O'Neill | 20 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: discrimination, equality, same-sex marriage, UK
To invite the government to give us phony equalities by recognising gay marriage is to invite greater state intervention into our personal lives.

Cultural imperialism on the march

Robert R. Reilly | 13 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage, US foreign policy
Why is the Obama administration promoting Gay Pride Months and campaigning for gay rights in countries like Pakistan and El Salvador?

What do the children say?

Robert Oscar Lopez | 12 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
The children of same-sex couples normally love the people who raised them. But many of them still have reservations about same-sex marriage.

The debate that wasn’t: New Zealand’s rushed marriage revolution

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: New Zealand, same-sex marriage

The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau

Robert R. Reilly | 15 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aristotle, philosophy, Rousseau, same-sex marriage
At the heart of the debate over same-sex marriage are fundamental questions about who men are and how we decide what makes us flourish.

Breathtaking conformity

Brendan O'Neill | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: cultural elites, public opinion, same-sex marriage
Anyone who values diversity of thought and tolerance of dissent should find the sweeping consensus on gay marriage terrifying.

Jumping on the bandwagon

Michael Cook | 05 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US
We should have expected that politicians would line up to support gay marriage.

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