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Rydström, Jens
Odd couples : a history of gay marriage in Scandinavia / Jens Rydström
Alternate Title History of gay marriage in Scandinavia
Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Aksant, 2011
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 3rd Floor  HQ1034.S33 R94 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Scandinavia
Gay couples
Lesbian couples
Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- Scandinavia
Same-sex marriage
Physical Description 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-238) and index
Odd couples is the first comprehensive history of registered partnership and gay marriage in Scandinavia. The concept of marriage as a union of a man and a woman was fundamentally challenged by the introduction of registered partnership in Denmark in 1989. This book presents an outstanding study of the interaction between gay activism and traditional party politics. The different experiences in all Scandinavian countries are investigated in order to present a nuanced understanding of a fascinating political process that began in the 1960s and continues to change the ways we understand family, sexuality and nation

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