Same-sex couple in Hawaii face unprecedented custody battle

After her request to sever her rights to her child was denied, a woman in Hawaii, identified only as CC, is appealing her custody case to the Hawaii Supreme Court. The case is unique, because the woman has no biological connection to the child; the child was born via artificial insemination while CC on deployment. Her wife, known as DD, says that the decision to have the child was mutual, while CC claims otherwise. Continue reading

Official marriage paperwork changes show gender fight has just begun

With the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the paperwork for marriage in Australia has already been updated. However, the change isn’t just limited to allowing two brides or two grooms- it also lists “partner” as an option, as well as three genders: male, female, and “X.” Continue reading

What Australians can learn from Jack the Baker

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who declined to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. With the recent same-sex marriage legislation that has been passed in Australia, there’s a lot we can learn from the arguments made during the hearing. Continue reading

Freedom goes both ways

The same-sex marriage debate has divided the country on many fronts, and a resolution is still yet to be reached on the protection of individual rights and freedoms. Continue reading

Primary school survey: ‘Are you comfortable in your gender?’

‘Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with?’ This question is couched in a multi-question survey which the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been distributing to children as young as 10 years old. In ‘tick-the-box’ format, the question provides three answers to choose from: ‘girl’, ‘boy’, or ‘other’. Continue reading

Will Ruddock’s religious freedoms review yield results?

After the failure of amendments to the same-sex marriage legislation, former attorney-general Philip Ruddock is leading a review of religious freedoms under the legislation. But will this review really have an effect? Continue reading

Cross-sex hormones: Here’s what happens to transgender children

Taught that their real gender may be trapped in their biological body, it is no wonder that there has been a spike in the percentage of preschool-aged children who identify as transgender. Of course, activists claim that this increase in number is due to the fact that these children finally feel safe to express themselves, but is this really the case? Or is our society inflicting adult neuroses about gender on the most impressionable of our society? Continue reading

Transgender teens no longer need court approval for treatment

Previously in Australia, transgender minors wishing to gender transition needed Family Court approval for the process, but that is no longer the case. Following a court ruling last week in the case of sixteen-year-old “Kelvin,” the requirement for access to stage two treatment has been removed. Continue reading

Will transgender athletes be the end of women’s sports?

Will transgender athletes effectively obliterate the field of women’s sports? New Zealand professor of physiology, Alison Heather, recently addressed the topic of transgender athletes in the sports scene, concluding that more research should be done before transgender females are allowed to compete against their biologically female competitors.  Continue reading

Story time now involves trans teddies & boy princesses

Children as young as two and three years old will now be taught to question their biological gender, as nurseries around the UK turn story time into a lesson in gender-bending.  Continue reading