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Divorcing Romance, Rights and Radicalism: Beyond Pro and Anti in the Lesbian and Gay Marriage Debate

Peel, Elizabeth and Harding, Rosie (2004) Divorcing Romance, Rights and Radicalism: Beyond Pro and Anti in the Lesbian and Gay Marriage Debate. Feminism & Psychology, 14 (4). pp. 588-599. ISSN 0959-3535 On-line 1461-7161

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In this article about 'For Better or Worse? Lesbian and Gay Marriage' (Feminism & Psychology, 141) we focus on the contributions to the special feature, the commentaries provided by Ellen Lewin (2004), Sheila Jeffreys (2004) and Sue Wise and Liz Stanley (2004), and on wider debates about lesbian and gay marriage and partnership recognition. We agree that 'there is a lot of confusion/assumptions made about what it (i.e. marriage) is' (Wise and Stanley, 2004: 333). Thus, when talking about same-sex partnership recognition we are concerned with civil marriage (or civil union, or civil partnership), and not religious marriage. Our emphasis is on the public not on the private sphere; we are less interested with the personal aspects of relationships (such as intimacy or commitment) than with their public function in, for instance, obtaining 'rights and responsibilities'.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: lesbian, gay, marriage, partnership, same-sex, partnership recognition, civil marriage, civil union, civil partnership, religious marriage
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Peel
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:00

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