Current Trends in the Regulation of Same-Sex Relationships

Current Trends in the Regulation of Same-Sex Relationships

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This volume focuses on same-sex relationships and contains articles on:

the historical context of the same-sex marriage debate in Australia;
the approaches taken to achieve same-sex marriage internationallly in the past decade and the factors which have been influential;
the particular case of South Africa, which has legislated a right to same-sex marriage despite the country's conservative and oppressive history;
the geographical spread of same-sex couples in Australia, including variations by gender and by dependent children;
lesbian and gay foster carers in Australia;
the best interest of children; and
the `pull and push' effect in the relationshp between law and society in the achievement of law reform.

Current Trends in the Regulation of Same-Sex Relationships is a special issue (Volume 28 No 1) of the journal Law in Context. You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 7.62mm | 228g
  • Annandale, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 1862878331
  • 9781862878334

Table of contents

Foreword - The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG The Wind of Change is Blowing Paula Gerber and Adiva Sifris Lesbian Parenting in Australia: Demosprudence and Legal Change Adiva Sifris The Best Interests of Children in Same-Sex Families Paula Gerber The Geography of Same-Sex Families in Australia: Implications for Regulatory Regimes Andrew Gorman-Murray and Chris Brennan-Horley Pragmatic Imbalances: Australian Lesbian and Gay Foster Carers Negotiating the Current Legal Context Damien W Riggs The Social Construction of Marriage in Australia: Implications for Same-Sex Unions Charlotte Frew Same-Sex Marriage: A Worldwide Trend? Jamie Gardiner The Right to Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa Jacqueline Heaton
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About Paula Gerber

Paula Gerber is Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University and on the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Adiva Sifris is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University.
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