Same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in South Africa: critical reflections on an ongoing saga

 

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dc.contributor.author De Vos, Pierre
dc.contributor.author Barnard, Jaco
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-22T06:05:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-22T06:05:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation De Vos, P., & Barnard, J. (2007). Same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in South Africa: critical reflections on an ongoing saga. South African Law Journal, 124(4), 795-826. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2388 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16496
dc.description.abstract This article reflects critically on the various stages in the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in South Africa. The authors devote particular attention to a connection between the apartheid order's use of the 'separate but equal' slogan and the operationalization of this slogan (and its political history) by activists to counter the legislative attempt to enact a second-class civil partnership regime for same-sex life partnerships in South Africa. The authors argue that the Constitutional Court's decision in the Fourie matter left Parliament with a carefully delineated mandate fully to recognize same-sex life partnerships by way of marriage. They critically evaluate the proceedings of the Home Affairs portfolio committee during the public participation hearings. In conclusion the authors consider the legal consequences (and paradoxes) of the enactment of the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006, which they read as a concession to colonialism in the broadest sense of that word. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Juta Law en_ZA
dc.source South African Law Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/ju_salj
dc.title Same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in South Africa: critical reflections on an ongoing saga en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-19T08:42:13Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Same-sex marriage en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords civil unions en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords domestic partnership en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords south africa en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Law en_ZA
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