Marriage, citizenship and contested meanings

SOURCE: To have & to hold: the making of same-sex marriage in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, Z.Cakata
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.Judge, A.Manion, S.De Waal
KEYWORDS: IDENTITY, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5240

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Abstract

The chapter explores the contested meanings of same-sex marriage in the broader national debate about identity, sexuality, gender in a human rights context. The chapter highlights the gendered dimension of marriage in relation to same-sex marriage and the legal, social and political meanings that accrue within this debate.