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Last Friday, the US Supreme Court ruled by the narrowest possible margin (5 to 4) that the American Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 1/07/2015 - 8 comments
In essence, it means that we are ruled by the law of the people, not by the arbitrary law of a superior individual or power group operating above the law.
by John de Meyrick - 1/07/2015 - 15 comments
The main crisis of human rights is not about perceptions, but about its complicity with domination.
The debate over same-sex marriage should be an opportune time to look at the whole question of marriage and whether or not it is a natural and reasonable thing for humans to do at all.
by Michael Thompson - 29/06/2015 - 43 comments
Overall, recognition of self-identity is a matter that is taken very seriously by some people, and non-acceptance can result in an emotionally charged reaction.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 26/06/2015 - 14 comments
There is, nonetheless, a genuine 'right to know'. It too is embodied in legislation, and it is available to us all.
by Don Aitkin - 26/06/2015 - 18 comments
Censorship is a tool governments use to establish and maintain control and power. The Abbott Government is using that tool to the greatest possible extent in relation to detention centres.
by Kellie Tranter - 24/06/2015 - 17 comments
Not weak, vulnerable, bleaters, but remarkable lambs with the spirit and savvy to get out of whatever hellhole they've escaped from.
by Isobel Blackthorn - 24/06/2015 - 14 comments
Facebook encourage us all to become completely open in a sort of cult of transparency. Churches should be leading the call for greater protections on privacy.
by Mal Fletcher - 22/06/2015 - 7 comments
Draconian laws are being rushed through parliament that will effectively turn the concept that all men are equal before the law on its head.
by Kuranda Seyit - 19/06/2015 - 54 comments
Remarkably, terrorism co-opts credulous authorities who need to constantly dramatize the magnitude and imminence of the threat in order to justify exceptional government actions to protect the community.
by Bill Calcutt - 18/06/2015 - 71 comments
We recognise in theory that human rights are universal, but we have yet to apply this impartially in practice.
by Roger Smith - 18/06/2015 - 13 comments


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