This chapter summarizes the legal developments of same-sex couples analyzed in the following chapters. It shows that a global discussion on same-sex couples’ recognition has sparked discussions on the role of marriage and the legal concept of the family even in countries where same-sex couples are still invisible.


Sexual Orientation Human Dignity Legal Reasoning Heterosexual Couple Free Development 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washington College of LawAmerican UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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