n South African Psychiatry Review - Psychiatry and same sex marriage : are we involved? : guest editorial

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review ? May 2006 69 GUEST EDITORIAL S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2006;9:69-71 On 1 December 2005, the Constitutional Court made a judgement legalising same-sex marriages, effectively making South Africa one of just five countries worldwide that have removed legal barriers to gay and lesbian unions. The ruling includes the right to adopt children for gay and lesbian couples. The only restriction recognised by the Court was that marriage officers could refuse to marry homosexual couples if it was against their conscience. South Africa is now the first African nation to parallel heterosexual and homosexual relationships in ..

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