Love’s Rite pp 225-238 | Cite as


  • Ruth Vanita


On April 1, 2001, the first legally recognized same-sex marriage in the world took place in the Netherlands. In the act of marrying, same-sex couples declare the moral and social equivalence of their relationships to cross-sex relationships. They change not only their lives but also their societies.


Wedding Ceremony Civil Union Civil Marriage Female Couple International Marriage 
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Chapter 10 Conclusion

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