Marriage and equality: what's love got to do with it?

Galloway, Kate (2015) Marriage and equality: what's love got to do with it? Alternative Law Journal, 40 (4). pp. 225-228.

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The marriage traditionally recognised at law is hardly the liberating concept that forms the foundation for the global movement for marriage equality. As an institution, it has traditionally represented a site of inequality for women and the social norms associated with that inequality continue to resonate. Yet despite these foundations, the institution continues at law even as the legal consequences of marriage have changed significantly, promoting objectives of equality. Now there remain only traces of the legal status traditionally afforded by marriage - official forms for example, continue to ask for marital status.

Item ID: 42373
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1037-969X
Keywords: marriage law; equality-social aspects; marital status; man-woman relationships; same-sex marriage
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2016 00:35
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform @ 100%
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