Right to Marry in UK Law

  • Adoption, Homosexuality and the European Convention on Human Rights: Gas and Dubois v France
    • Núm. 75-6, Noviembre 2012
    • The Modern Law Review
    On 15 March 2012 the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) issued its first judgment addressing the differential treatment of same‐sex and opposite‐sex couples in respect of the adoption of a ...
    ......1 The Court held that excluding same-sex couples in civil partnerships, who have no legal right to marry,from adoption provisions available to married opposite-sex couples does not violate rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights (the ......
  • Anti-Trafficking (ILL-)Efforts
    • Núm. 25-4, Agosto 2016
    • Social & Legal Studies
    Global imaginations on human trafficking have been captured by a robust mythology that constructs the consenting Third World sex worker as simply a victim of trafficking for sexual exploitation. Th...
    ...... of abuse against sex workers and has denied Cambodian women their right to marry foreign men. Despite evidence indicating the diversity of the sex ......
  • The Right to a Privilege? Homonormativity and the Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in Europe
    • Núm. 23-2, Junio 2014
    • Social & Legal Studies
    The Council of Europe (CoE) and its judicial body, the European Court of Human Rights, are at the forefront of the debate for the redefinition of the notion of ‘family’ in relation to the inclusion...
    ......This much-anticipated development, nonetheless, begs the question of how the ‘right to marry and found a family’ might prove to be a privilege rather than a right. This article tries to shed light on the contradictions underpinning the ......
  • Assaulting our rights: how domestic violence laws curtail our fundamental freedoms
    • Núm. 2-3, Julio 2010
    • Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
    • 57-60
    The Violence Against Women Act was enacted in the United States in 1994. Fifteen years later, it has become apparent that the law has given rise to numerous violations of fundamental civil rights. ...
    ......These rights include freedom of speech, protection from governmental intrusion, due process, freedom to marry and the right to privacy in family matters, right to parent one’s own children, right to bear arms, right to be secure in their persons ......
  • Can a Marriage Be Delayed in the Public Interest So as to Maintain the Compellability of a Prosecution Witness?: R (on the Application of the Crown Prosecution Service) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    • Núm. 7-3, Julio 2003
    • International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The
    ...... She also indicated her intention to marry J, a decision that had been made ‘prior to these events ... Secondly, ‘the right to marry has always been a right recognised 2 [2002] EWCA ......
  • Overview of Recent Cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, and of Legislative and Policy Developments (May–July 2010)
    • Núm. 12-3, Septiembre 2010
    • European Journal of Social Security
    ....... 1.  . RECENT CASES bEFoRE THE EuRoPEAN CouRT oF  . HuMAN RIGHTS . 1.1.  SAME-SEX CouPLES AND THE RIGHT To MARRy . Schalk   concerns  the  important  issue  of  whether  same-sex  couples  have  a  right  to  . ......
  • ‘Dogs Are “Registered”, People Shouldn’t Be’: Legal Consciousness and Lesbian and Gay Rights
    • Núm. 15-4, Diciembre 2006
    • Social & Legal Studies
    In this article I examine lesbians’ and gay men’s attitudes towards the legal recognition of same-sex relationships, using the theoretical framework of legal conscio...
    ......If law reflects society, then by saying it’ s legal for gay couples to marry makes it ‘socially acceptable’ in turn. (Fingers crossed.) (R1494) These types of statements work on several different levels: they acknowledge ......
  • An overnight success a decade in the making
    • Núm. 18-1, Marzo 2018
    • International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
    On 30 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (hereafter ‘European Court’) decided that a binational same-sex couple was discriminated against because they were not allowed to marry; and at t...
    ...... Dondoli Abstract On 30 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (hereafter ‘European Court’) decided that a binational same-sex couple was discriminated against because they were not allowed to marry; and at the same time, they were unable to live in Italy as a couple. For ......
  • Book Reviews
    • Núm. 12-4, Diciembre 2003
    • Social & Legal Studies
    ...... W HITTLE , Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights . London: Cavendish, 2002, 308 pp., £25 (pbk). Not surprisingly, the ... of legal battles over the years alongside that of the right to marry as a person of the ‘new’ sex. These are what Whittle here describes as ......
  • Gender Recognition in the UK: a Great Leap Forward
    • Núm. 18-2, Junio 2009
    • Social & Legal Studies
    ......Despite a series of appeals to the European Court of Human Rights through the 1980s and 1990s, claiming breaches of Articles 8 (the right to privacy) and 12 (the right to marry and found a family) of the European Convention on Human Rights (most ......
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