Empirical research conducted in the wake of marriage-law reforms is now beginning to emerge. This session collects such research on the experiences of LGBTQ couples and families in Canada, South Africa, and the U.S. state of Virginia. A final paper focuses on Australia, where same-sex marriage rights are not yet available but de facto legal recognition is, creating an ambiguous legal situation that provides an insightful comparison to the other presentations.
Rachel Epstein: “After Marriage, Family Conflict” (full abstract)
Jessica Kean: “Alongside Marriage: De Facto Law in Australia” (full abstract)
Lwando Scott: “A State of Doubleness – Ten years of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa” (full abstract)
Kristen Shrewsbury: “Exploring the Implications of Marriage Equality on Creating Cultural Connections in a Socially and Politically Conservative Region of Virginia” (full abstract)