Mar 18, 2014

52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage

Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found. A total of 74.6 percent said they think society is either unkind or somewhat unkind to sexual minorities, including ...

Jul 7, 2013

Step toward equality under the law

The U.S. Supreme Court walked a fine line in ruling that same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. It washed its hands of the most polarizing point.

Apr 19, 2013

Aussie leader unswayed by Kiwi vote

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard vowed not to alter her stance on same-sex marriage despite New Zealand giving it the go-ahead, with hundreds of couples expected to make the journey to tie the knot. Last September, Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject the move, ...

Apr 12, 2013

Singapore court irks LGBT groups

Rights activists reacted with indignation Wednesday after Singapore’s High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalizing sex between men. In a ruling issued the day before, the court said it was up to Parliament to repeal a controversial provision in the ...

Apr 12, 2013

Singapore court irks LGBT groups

Rights activists reacted with indignation Wednesday after Singapore’s High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalizing sex between men. In a ruling issued the day before, the court said it was up to Parliament to repeal a controversial provision in the ...

Mar 28, 2013

Effects of same-sex parenting debated

Amid the legal arguments at Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, there loomed a social science question: How well do children turn out when they are raised by gay parents? Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is widely considered the swing vote, called the topic ...