Breadcrumb

 
 

Canada’s Same-Sex Marriage Law: Exception to or Exemplar of Canada’s Family Policy?

Title:

Canada’s Same-Sex Marriage Law: Exception to or Exemplar of Canada’s Family Policy?

Rose, Hilary A. (2012) Canada’s Same-Sex Marriage Law: Exception to or Exemplar of Canada’s Family Policy? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21 (1). pp. 88-94. ISSN 1062-1024

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
104Kb

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-011-9479-7

Abstract

Family policy in Canada is primarily concerned with assisting parents raise their children. This fairly singular approach to family policy is ironic given that Canada does not have a nationally-coordinated family policy. The development of a national family policy has been hampered by Canada’s decentralized governmental structure (i.e., federal and provincial, as well as territorial, governments) and other factors such as diverse geography and different traditions (e.g., a tradition of common law in English Canada, and civil law in Quebec). A recent addition to Canada’s family policy is Bill C-38, The Civil Marriage Act (2005), the law legalizing same-sex marriage. To put Canada’s same-sex marriage law into context, this article presents some preliminary statistics about same-sex marriage in Canada, and considers whether same-sex marriage legislation is a good example of Canadian family policy, or an exception to the rule that Canadian family policy focuses primarily on helping parents socialize their children.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Rose, Hilary A.
Journal or Publication:Journal of Child and Family Studies
Date:2012
Keywords:same-sex marriage, legislation, family policy, parenting, children
ID Code:973654
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 16:51
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:51
All items in Spectrum are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved. The use of items is governed by Spectrum's terms of access.

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...

Concordia University - Footer