oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Same-sex unions revisited : the concept of marriage in transformation
|Article Title||Same-sex unions revisited : the concept of marriage in transformation|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||99 - 111|
Extracted from text ... SAME-SEX UNIONS REVISITED: THE CONCEPT OF MARRIAGE IN TRANSFORMATION Joan Church (University of South Africa) 1 Introduction ""Finding themselves strongly attracted to each other, two people went out regularly and eventually decided to set up home together. After being acknowledged by their friends as a couple for more than a decade, they decided that the time had come to get public recognition and registration of their relationship, and formally to embrace the rights and responsibilities they felt should flow from and attach to it. Like many persons in their situation, they wanted to get married.
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