Globalization and Same-Sex Marriage: The Nigerian Experience
28 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 25, 2012
Undoubtedly, the institution of marriage is the bedrock, upon which the society is founded. Therefore, marriage, as a universal institution is recognized and respected all over the world. Sequel to the above, the definition laid down in Hyde v. Hyde by Lord Penzance since 1865 has received worldwide acceptability and adopted in most common law countries. Modern trends however show that there is a disconnect from what obtained and the present practice now, especially with the advent of the elastic concept of human rights across the globe. Using the methods of conceptual, textual and empirical analysis, this work seeks to negotiate a discourse between forms and formation of marriage, more especially same sex marriage with regards to human rights within the global context and its applicability in a third world country such as Nigeria.
Keywords: same-sex marriage, heterosexual, globalization, Nigeria, United States
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