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Odd couples : a history of gay marriage in Scandinavia

Author: Jens Rydström
Publisher: Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Aksant, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Odd couples is the first comprehensive history of registered partnership and gay marriage in Scandinavia. The concept of marriage as a union of a man and a woman was fundamentally challenged by the introduction of registered partnership in Denmark in 1989. This book presents an outstanding study of the interaction between gay activism and traditional party politics. The different experiences in all Scandinavian  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Rydström
ISBN: 9789052603810 9052603812
OCLC Number: 701797177
Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The road to registered partnership --
Is marriage what we want? --
Gay marriage in mainstream politics --
Implementation --
Gender and marriage statistics --
The next step --
Summary and conclusions --
Notes --
Appendix: Political parties and gay and lesbian rights groups in Scandinavia --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Jens Rydström.
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Why did gay marriage originate in Scandinavia? What happened next? What are the benefits and the dangers of assimilation?  Read more...

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