Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Equality for Same-Sex CouplesThe Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yuval Merin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780226520315

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 01 August 2021



(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Equality for Same-Sex Couples
University of Chicago Press

The idea of providing rights to same-sex couples in general, and the prospect of opening up the institution of marriage to gay men and lesbians in particular, have instigated intense public debate in many Western countries. National courts and legislatures, as well as some international organizations, have been faced with the demands of gays for equality in terms of the rights, benefits, and protections that flow from marriage. The current progress in these directions is among the most interesting and significant legal developments in recent times. Beyond that, this process has highly significant implications for social change: it raises issues of equality between the sexes and reflects on common conceptions of gender roles. A comparative examination of the different models for the recognition of same-sex partnerships has not been conducted to date. This book thus sheds new light on the current same-sex-marriage debate in the United States and Europe.

Keywords:   same-sex couples, same-sex marriage, social change, gender roles, equality, legal developments

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.