Book Review: Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recoginition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States. Yuval Merin, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2002. 397 pp. $ 25.00

Book Review: Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recoginition of Gay Partnerships in Europe... P1: GNN Sex Roles [sers] pp1011-sers-474434 November 5, 2003 18:45 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 11/12, December 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recogini- els demonstrates that there are no obvious differ- tion of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the ences in equal treatment of same-and different-sex United States. Yuval Merin, Chicago, University couples. of Chicago Press, 2002. 397 pp. $ 25.00. The Netherlands is unique in allowing both mar- riage and joint adoption for same-sex couples since For the past 20–30 years political pressure, which 2001, that is, a life-style as close to heterosexual occasionally concerns respect for human rights, has families as is possible. The Nordic countries have brought about many changes in legislation, albeit in registered partnership laws, but only Sweden allows small steps, that have simplified lesbian and gay life. adoption—a recent law dating from 2003. In the Recent developments in legislation for same-sex cou- United States, with its complex legal landscape, only ples in Europe and the United States are similar, but the state of Vermont recognizes both same-sex mar- also show differences. To be allowed to live with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recoginition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States. Yuval Merin, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2002. 397 pp. $ 25.00

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2003 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/B:SERS.0000003343.81864.68
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P1: GNN Sex Roles [sers] pp1011-sers-474434 November 5, 2003 18:45 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 11/12, December 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recogini- els demonstrates that there are no obvious differ- tion of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the ences in equal treatment of same-and different-sex United States. Yuval Merin, Chicago, University couples. of Chicago Press, 2002. 397 pp. $ 25.00. The Netherlands is unique in allowing both mar- riage and joint adoption for same-sex couples since For the past 20–30 years political pressure, which 2001, that is, a life-style as close to heterosexual occasionally concerns respect for human rights, has families as is possible. The Nordic countries have brought about many changes in legislation, albeit in registered partnership laws, but only Sweden allows small steps, that have simplified lesbian and gay life. adoption—a recent law dating from 2003. In the Recent developments in legislation for same-sex cou- United States, with its complex legal landscape, only ples in Europe and the United States are similar, but the state of Vermont recognizes both same-sex mar- also show differences. To be allowed to live with the

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