This volume focuses on same-sex relationships and contains articles on:
- the historical context of the same-sex marriage debate in Australia;
- the approaches taken to achieve same-sex marriage internationallly in the past decade and the factors which have been influential;
- the particular case of South Africa, which has legislated a right to same-sex marriage despite the countryâ€™s conservative and oppressive history;
- the geographical spread of same-sex couples in Australia, including variations by gender and by dependent children;
- lesbian and gay foster carers in Australia;
- the best interest of children; and
- the â€˜pull and pushâ€™ effect in the relationshp between law and society in the achievement of law reform.
Current Trends in the Regulation of Same-Sex Relationships is a special issue (Volume 28 No 1) of the journal Law in Context.
Table of Contents
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
The Wind of Change is Blowing
Paula Gerber and Adiva Sifris
Lesbian Parenting in Australia: Demosprudence and Legal Change
The Best Interests of Children in Same-Sex Families
The Geography of Same-Sex Families in Australia: Implications for Regulatory Regimes
Andrew Gorman-Murray and Chris Brennan-Horley
Pragmatic Imbalances: Australian Lesbian and Gay Foster Carers Negotiating the Current Legal Context
Damien W Riggs
The Social Construction of Marriage in Australia: Implications for Same-Sex Unions
Same-Sex Marriage: A Worldwide Trend?
The Right to Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa