publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

A narrative exploration of how female same-sex couples' decision to marry affects family support

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  • Published: 01 Nov 2011
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
M.A. Despite the fact that same-sex marriage was legalised in South Africa in 2006, predominant societal attitudes towards gay couples remain negative. In the face of this opposition, samesex couples who choose to marry are often in need of support, but may find that support lacking because of the stigma associated with being gay. This study sought to explore what happens with family support in particular when a gay couple chooses to marry legally. Using a narrative qualitative method, informed and influenced by phenomenological research and grounded theory, the researcher sought to explore and describe the experience of three female same-sex couples and the imp...
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free text keywords: Same-sex marriage, Lesbians
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