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Public statement on the recognition of same-sex relationships

Hegarty, Peter; Barker, Meg and McManus, Jim (2006). Public statement on the recognition of same-sex relationships. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7(2) pp. 120–122.

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Abstract

The Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS) welcomes the move by the British Government to introduce Civil Partnerships in December 2005. However, civil partnerships are not the same thing as marriage. We also agree with the resolution by the American Psychological Association (APA), which argues that laws against same-sex marriage are a form of discrimination based on sexual orientation. In spite of the introduction of civil partnerships, laws against same-sex marriage still operate in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 The British Psychological Society
ISSN: 1467-2472
Extra Information: This statement made "on behalf of the Committee of the Lesbian & Gay Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society"

Reproduced with permission from Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review © The British Psychological Society 2009
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
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Item ID: 33177
Depositing User: Meg Barker
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 14:42
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 09:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33177
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