Odd couples : a history of gay marriage in Scandinavia
Forfatter(e): Rydström, Jens
Jens Rydström forteller historien til registrert partnerskap og likekjønnet ekteskap i Skandinavia. Han sporer bakgrunnen for lovene tilbake til 1960-tallet, og analyserer hvordan forestillingene om familie og seksualitet har endret seg over tid i de nordiske landene.
Omtale fra utgiver
Why did gay marriage originate in Scandinavia? What happened next? What are the benefits and the dangers of assimilation?
The concept of marriage as a union of man and woman was fundamentally challenged by the introduction of registered partnership in Denmark in 1989.
Odd Couples is the first comprehensive history of registered partnership and gay marriage in Scandinavian countries. The book traces the origins of the laws which initially caused great controversy but have since gained broad popular and political support. It also discusses both the positive effects and risks involved in state recognition of lesbian and gay couples.
The different experiences in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland are compared. The result is a nuanced portrait of a fascinating political process that began in the 1960s and that continues to change the ways we understand family, sexuality and nation.
Utgiver: Aksant Academic Publishers