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Same-Sex Couples before National, Supranational and International Jurisdictions

  • Daniele Gallo
  • Luca Paladini
  • Pietro Pustorino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Daniele Gallo, Luca Paladini, Pietro Pustorino
    Pages 1-12
  3. Selected National Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Hrefna Friðriksdóttir
      Pages 161-180
    3. Adam Bodnar, Anna Śledzińska-Simon
      Pages 211-247
    4. Spyridon Drosos, Aristoteles Constantinides
      Pages 319-342
    5. Matteo M. Winkler
      Pages 381-396
  4. Supranational and International (and Quasi-) Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397

About this book


The present volume focuses on the jurisprudence of national, supranational and international jurisdictions (and quasi-juridictions) as regards the legal status of same-sex couples. Its aim is to explore the content, rationale, functioning and potential of the different jurisdictions’ reasonings and their contribution to the strengthening of LGBTI rights (and duties). As a consequence, the book tries to convey the complexities and controversies that derive from the judicial recognition of same-sex couples across the world, taking always into account the relationship of the judiciary with the executive and the legislature and the related problems of legitimacy and democracy. The volume deals with this issue and considers it as a crucial test for modern democracies and contemporary societies.


Civil Rights Family Human Rights Judicial Protection LGBT

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniele Gallo
    • 1
  • Luca Paladini
    • 2
  • Pietro Pustorino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of LawLuiss UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.University Institute SSML Carlo BoRomeItaly
  3. 3.Political and International SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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“This thoroughly researched and informative book expertly charts the progress of this revolution across an impressive array of jurisdictions, national, international, and supranational, with a particular emphasis on the role played by the judiciary in advancing the legal recognition of same-sex couples. The text contains twenty-three expertly written chapters, each illuminating in its own right, but collectively providing a comprehensive and enlightening overview of the state of legal developments in this area.” (Fergus Ryan, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 14 (1), January, 2016)