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Ten Years of Freedom? Current Developments and Debates on Marriage between People of the Same Sex in South Africa
Wendy Isaack and Melanie Judge
Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
No. 62, African Feminisms Volume 2,1: Sexuality in Africa (2004), pp. 68-75
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4066680
Page Count: 8
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This article highlights some of the key developments and discussions which have shaped the 'right to marry campaign' for lesbian and gay people, while contextualising it within the broader struggle for equality and freedom in South Africa. In addition, we present a critical analysis of the institution of 'marriage' and 'family' and the implications of this for lesbian and gay people. As we celebrate ten years of democracy and freedom, we need to reflect on the political landscape, bring pressure to bear on laws that continue to prevent the realisation of full legal and social equality for lesbian and gay people, and reject the apartheid prohibition on lesbian and gay marriages.
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