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On Rupture and Rhyme: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Same-Sex Marriage


Ruthann Robson


CUNY School of Law


TO HAVE & TO HOLD: THE MAKING OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA, Melanie Judge, Anthony Manion & Shaun deWaaleds., Fanele/Jacana Media, pp. 193-201, 2008

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This piece appears in the anthology TO HAVE AND TO HOLD: THE MAKING OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA. It considers the Fourie judgment and the Civil Unions Act in South Africa from the personal perspective of a United States lesbian legal academic and activist. Beginning in 1979, the piece sets the stage for the inconceivability of the developments of the South Africa Constitution and same-sex marriage. The article then briefly discusses the judgment and act, including personal reactions. Turning to the future, the style becomes that of a judgment from the South African Constitutional Court, set in the year 2027, and analyses a hypothetical challenge to some hypothetical legislation.

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Keywords: Lesbian, gay, same-sex marriage, South Africa, marriage

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Date posted: May 19, 2008  

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Robson, Ruthann, On Rupture and Rhyme: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Same-Sex Marriage. TO HAVE & TO HOLD: THE MAKING OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA, Melanie Judge, Anthony Manion & Shaun deWaaleds., Fanele/Jacana Media, pp. 193-201, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1131668

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CUNY School of Law ( email )
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Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
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