The social construction of marriage in Australia: implications for same-sex unions

Charlotte Frew

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Abstract

This article places the debate regarding same-sex marriage in Australia within its historical context. It explores both the historical and contemporary contexts of marriage. To this end, it highlights the socially constructed nature of marriage as an institution and concludes that liberal sentiment, and the separation of church and state, are likely to lead to the eventual legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-91
Number of pages14
JournalLaw in Context
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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