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When "marriage" becomes a religious battleground: Swedish and Scandinavian experiences at the dawn of same-sex marriages
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law. (The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy)
2011 (English)In: Private Law, national - global - comparative: Festschrift für Ingeborg Schwenzer zum 60. Geburtstag / [ed] Andrea Büchler & Markus Müller-Chen, Bern: Stämpfli Verlag AG Bern , 2011, 1, 849-867 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This contribution analyzes the right to marry as an issue  of  religious controversies,  with focus on same-sex marriages. The focus is on the Scandinavian double-track system regarding marriage conclusion, meaning that marriages with full civil law effects can be concluded either in a secular, civil law form or in a religious form, the latter on condition  that the marriage ceremony is officiated by a religious community to whom the State has delegated the power to officiate marriages. Same-sex marriages, permitted today in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, have raised numerous challenges in respect of the content of freedom of faith and religion, which are analyzed.

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Bern: Stämpfli Verlag AG Bern , 2011, 1. 849-867 p.
Keyword [en]
marriage conclusion, same-sex marriage, registered partnership, law and religion, freedom of religion, solemnization of marriages, Church of Sweden
Keyword [sv]
äktenskaps ingående, samkönade äktenskap, registrerat partnerskap, rätt och religion, religionsfrihet, vigsel, vigselrätt, Svenska kyrkan, trossamfundens vigselrätt
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Civil Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-165284ISBN: 978-94-000-0224-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-165284DiVA: diva2:472804
The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
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