Reproducing empire in same sex relationship recognition and immigration law reform
Lesbian and gay activists favouring equal legal recognition of sam-sex relationships can point to a host of successes in a number of countries over the ast decade. Between 2004 and 2006 New Zealand passed its Civil Union Act, Canada passed the Civil Marriage Act, the UK pass the Civil Parnership Act and South Africa passed its Civil Union Act. Immigration law and policy applying to same-sex couples has also been liberalized in all of these countries in recent years.
N. Seuffert, 'Reproducing empire in same sex relationship recognition and immigration law reform' in R. Leckey & K. Brooks(ed), Queer Theory: Law, Culture Empire (2010) 173-190.