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Title: Judges and stereotypes on same-sex issues: analysis of case law from a comparative perspective in English and Italian family law
Authors: Falletti, Elena
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers
Bibliographic citation: Falletti Elena (2015), Judges and stereotypes on same-sex issues: analysis of case law from a comparative perspective in English and Italian family law. In: Journal of research in gender studies, v. 5, n. 2, 2015, p. 147-170. ISSN 2164-0262.
Abstract: This paper shows the results of an empirical analysis on the case law published by Italian and English Courts on same-sex issues such as same-sex marriage, same-sex parenthood, and transsexualism. Comparative methodology has been used in searching gender stereotypes in the text of judges' decisions in family case law, especially to the "traditional" and "natural" gender roles: male-female, husband-wife, father-mother. The aim of the paper is to analyze through judges' legal reasoning how the social evolution on gender roles are treated in both English and Italian legal systems. The results of this analysis seem to demonstrate that the regulation of same-sex couples is merely a political and ideological issue and the use of "tradition" and "nature" concepts are mere argumentative pretexts to justify it.
URI: http://arl.liuc.it/dspace/handle/2468/4058
Journal/Book: Journal of research in gender studies
ISSN: 2164-0262
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