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By Yuval Merin

During the prior 3 a long time, international locations around the globe were debating no matter if to permit same-sex to marry, or not less than furnish those a variety of rights linked to marriage. In Equality for Same-Sex Couples, Yuval Merin provides the 1st comparative examine of the felony legislation of same-sex partnerships around the world, in addition to a different survey of the prestige of same-sex in Europe.

Merin starts off by way of offering a ancient evaluate of the transformation of marriage from antiquity to the current. He then identifies and seriously compares 4 primary versions for the felony law and popularity of same-sex partnerships: civil marriage, registered partnership, family partnership, and cohabitation. Merin concludes that each one of the versions other than civil marriage discriminate opposed to gays and lesbians simply because the "separate yet equivalent" doctrine discriminated opposed to African americans; hence, so-called choices to marriage, whether they supply an identical rights and advantages as marriage, are inherently unequal and accordingly unconstitutional.

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