What’s Actually Happening After Marriage? LGBTQ Couples and Families

1.77 October 2, 2016 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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Presenter biographies will be linked below as they become available. Final program subject to change.

Rachel Epstein
Jessica Kean
Lwando Scott
Kristen Shrewsbury

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)