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Recognition of domestic partnerships in South African law

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dc.contributor.advisor Bakker, P. Manthwa, Tshepo Aubrey 2016-04-04T08:56:42Z 2016-04-04T08:56:42Z 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Manthwa, Tshepo Aubrey (2015) Recognition of domestic partnerships in South African law, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract With the advent of a new constitutional dispensation in South Africa, intimate relationships that were not formally recognised, such as customary marriages, became fully recognised through designated legislation. Domestic partnerships are, however, afforded only limited recognition despite compelling reasons that lead people to domestic partnerships. Domestic partners are also discriminated against based on marital status despite a Constitution that forbids discrimination based on equality, human dignity and marital status. The object of this study is to investigate whether there are sufficient grounds to afford domestic partnerships full recognition similar to that granted to civil marriage. This study includes arguments in favour and against the recognition of domestic partnerships and a discussion of the reasons that lead people into domestic partnerships. There will also be an analysis of the draft Domestic Partnership Bill 36 of 2008 to determine the suitability of the draft Bill to regulate domestic partnerships. This investigation is conducted with reference to relevant draft Bills, legislation, and case law. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 84 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Choice en
dc.subject Domestic partnerships en
dc.subject Family life en
dc.subject Heterosexual domestic partnerships en
dc.subject Human dignity en
dc.subject Functional approach en
dc.subject Marital status en
dc.subject Registered domestic partnerships en
dc.subject The right to equality en
dc.subject Unregistered domestic partnerships en
dc.subject Same-sex domestic partners en
dc.subject Substantive equality en
dc.subject.ddc 346.163068
dc.subject.lcsh Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Marital status -- Law and legislation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage law -- South Africa en
dc.title Recognition of domestic partnerships in South African law en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Private Law en LL. M.

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