A brief overview of the Civil Union Act

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dc.contributor.author Ntlama, Nomthandazo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T07:52:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T07:52:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Ntlama, N. 2010. A brief overview of the Civil Union Act. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 13(1):191-212 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4045
dc.description Notes en
dc.description.abstract The adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution) has provided a sound framework for the elimination of discrimination and prejudice against all members of our society. The Constitution provides for equal recognition of the right to freedom of religion and sexual orientation within the framework of the right to equality. This note aims to provide a brief overview and analysis of the general and potentially problematic features of the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006 (the Act) in the context of equality, generally and within realm of the constitutional protection afforded to everyone in South Africa. This contribution is limited to an examination of the quality of the legal protection accorded to same-sex couples as envisaged in the Act, and not to an analysis of the nature of the institution of marriage itself or the theological and social dimensions of same-sex marriages. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law en
dc.subject Same-sex marriages en
dc.subject Civil union en
dc.subject Equality en
dc.subject Constitutional rights en
dc.subject Constitutional protection of homosexual relationships en
dc.subject Civil Union Act en
dc.title A brief overview of the Civil Union Act en
dc.type Article en

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