n South African Journal on Human Rights - Introduction - focus on sexuality and the law

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



This special issue of the follows the recent coming into law of the Civil Union Act that opens up the centuries-old institution of marriage to same-sex couples. Amid celebration of what is seen by some as the culmination of a successful litigation strategy by the gay and lesbian rights movement, commentators and thinkers are starting to question the nature of this legislative victory. Some of these questions include the following : After the closet, what does freedom look like and what is it for? we even after the closet?

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