publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

'It's Made a Huge Difference': Recognition, Rights and the Personal Significance of Civil Partnership

Beccy Shipman; Smart, C.;
  • Published: 21 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:p> In this paper we map briefly some of the arguments around the meaning and significance of the introduction of Civil Partnership in England and Wales, and in this way show how contested these meanings are with some groups profoundly against this legal reform and others supporting it, but for a mixture of reasons. We then turn to our empirical data based on interviews with same-sex couples to explore the extent to which these arguments and issues are part of the everyday decision making processes of same sex couples who have decided to register their partnerships or to undergo a commitment ceremony of some kind. In doing this, we were interested in how pe...
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free text keywords: Civil Partnership, Same-Sex Relationships, Marriage, Law Reform, Sociology and Political Science, Law, General partnership, Sociology, Ceremony, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Law reform, Social science, Politics
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

'It's Made a Huge Difference': Recognition, Rights and the Personal Significance of Civil Partnership

Beccy Shipman; Smart, C.;