This volume gathers influential and cutting-edge scholarship on the international and domestic rights attaching to married couples and other adult relationships. Addressing examples from the European Court of Human Rights, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa, it traces contentious debates about the content of marital rights and responsibilities and whether law should reach beyond marriage, and if so how. Twenty-four essays and a substantial introduction highlight the complexity and contradictions as marital law grapples with gender equality, the aftermath of recognizing gay and lesbian rights, abiding economic inequalities, and 'exotic' issues such as forced marriage and polygamy.
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chapter Introduction part Part I: Supranational and international rights chapter 1 Paula Gerber, Kristine Tay and Adiva Sifris (2014), 'Marriage: A Human Right for All', Sydney Law Review, 36(4), pp. 643-668 chapter 2 Johnson, Paul. 2015. 'Marriage, Heteronormativity, and the European Court of Human Rights: A Reappraisal.' International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 29(1), pp. 56-77 chapter 3 Stephanie Palmer (1997), 'Rape in Marriage and the European Convention on Human Rights', Feminist Legal Studies, 5(1), pp. 91-97 chapter 4 Shazia Choudhry and Jonathan Herring (2006), 'Righting Domestic Violence', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 20(1), pp. 95-119 part Part II: Rights under domestic constitutional and public law chapter 5 Daniel O. Conkle (2014), 'Evolving Values, Animus, and Same-Sex Marriage', Indiana Law Journal, 89(1), pp. 27-42 chapter 6 Katherine Osterlund (2009), 'Love, Freedom and Governance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada', Social and Legal Studies, 18(1), pp. 93-109 chapter 7 Sundari Anitha and Aisha K. Gill (2009), 'Coercion, Consent and the Forced Marriage Debate in the UK', Feminist Legal Studies, 17(2), pp. 165-184 chapter 8 Penelope E. Andrews (2007), '"Big Love"? The Recognition of Customary Marriages in South Africa', Washington and Lee Law Review, 64(4), pp. 1483-1497 chapter 9 Dana Phillips (2014), 'Prude in the Law: Why the Polygamy Reference Is All about Sex', Appeal, 14, pp. 151-158 chapter 10 Brian Tobin (2013), 'The Regulation of Cohabitation in Ireland: Achieving Equilibrium between Protection and Paternalism?', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35(3), pp. 279-289 chapter 11 Robert Leckey (2014), 'Strange Bedfellows', University of Toronto Law Journal, 64(5), pp. 641-668 part Part III: Interpreting 'private' rights chapter 12 Jonathan Herring (2005), 'Why Financial Orders on Divorce Should Be Unfair', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 19(2), pp. 218-228 chapter 13 Emma Hitchings (2010), 'The Impact of Recent Ancillary Relief Jurisprudence in the Everyday Ancillary Relief Case', Child and Family Law Quarterly, 22(1), pp. 93-114 chapter 14 Helen Rhoades (2005), 'Equality, Needs, and Bad Behaviour: The "Other" Decision-Making Approaches in Australian Matrimonial Property Cases', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 19(2), pp. 194-205 chapter 15 Andrew Hayward (2012), 'Family Property and the Process of Familialisation of Property Law', Child and Family Law Quarterly, 24(3), pp. 284-303 chapter 16 Angela Campbell (2014), 'I Do, I Will', University of British Columbia Law Review, 47(2), pp. 367-398 part Part IV: Marital rights' reach chapter 17 Gillian Douglas, Julia Pearce and Hilary Woodward (2009), 'Cohabitants, Property and the Law: A Study of Injustice', Modern Law Review, 72(1), pp. 24-47 chapter 18 Ruth Ganey-Rhys (2014), 'Same-Sex Marriage But Not Mixed-Sex Partnerships: Should the Civil Partnership Act 2004 Be Extended to Opposite-Sex Couples?', Child and Family Law Quarterly, 26(2), pp. 173-195 chapter 19 Winnie Chan (2013), 'Cohabitation, Civil Partnership, Marriage and the Equal Sharing Principle', Legal Studies, 33(1), pp. 46-65 chapter 20 (3), pp. 357-376 part Part V: Enforcing rights chapter 21 John Eekelaar (2011), '"Not of the Highest Importance": Family Justice under Threat', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 33(4), pp. 311-317 chapter 22 (1), pp. 67-95 chapter 23 Lucinda Ferguson (2013), 'Arbitration in Financial Dispute Resolution: The Final Step to Reconstructing the Default(s) and Exception(s)?', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35(1), pp. 115-138 chapter 24 Robert Dingwall (2010), 'Divorce Mediation: Should We Change Our Mind?', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 32(2), pp. 107-117.