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Symposium on Equal Marriage - Civil partnership and marriage

Civil partnership and marriage: separate and not equal.

A National Conference concerning the ‘fitness for purpose’ of the current law that excludes same-sex couples from marriage and heterosexual couples from civil partnerships.

Specialist contributions to the Conference include a personal presentation by Professors Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson. Their landmark case, Wilkinson v Kitzinger, ‘ha[d] far-reaching implications for lesbian and gay equality and human rights more generally across Europe’, according to Liberty. Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix chambers London will provide a critical analysis of the legal implications of the judgment. Dr Augur Pearce of Cardiff Law School will analyse the contribution of organised religion to the current law and the religious implications of reform. Two leading international speakers, Peter Tatchell of OutRage! and Professor Robert Wintemute of King’s College London will close the Symposium by considering (respectively) the political and legal contexts of the campaigns for legislative change.

The Conference is an opportunity for discussion, questions and debate. It will be of particular relevance to professionals, lawyers, activists, and academics, indeed anyone wishing to be better informed, not only of the rights of the LGBT community to marry, but also civil partnerships for heterosexuals.

14th April 2011 @ 10:00am

Venue:Aberdare Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff

Open to: All