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    Faith in the Future: Sexuality, Religion and the Public Sphere.Carl F. Stychin - 2009 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29 (4):729-755.
    The clash between religious freedom and equality for lesbians and gay men has become a controversial legal issue in the United Kingdom. Increasingly, claims are made that compliance with anti-discrimination norms impacts upon conscientious, faith-based objectors to same-sex sexual acts. This article explores this issue and draws insights from North American case law, where this question has been considered in the context of competing constitutional rights. It raises far-reaching issues concerning the distinction between belief and practice, as well as the (...)
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    Not (Quite) a Horse and Carriage.Carl F. Stychin - 2006 - Feminist Legal Studies 14 (1):79-86.
    This note critically interrogates the Civil Partnership Act 2004. Through an examination of the legislative background and some of the provisions of the Act, it is argued that civil partnership mirrors a marriage model with some exceptions. In creating this new legal status, the legislation also exacerbates the exclusion of some relationship forms from dominant legal norms. It should be understood as part of an agenda for social inclusion, rather than as radical social change.
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    Queer Nations: Nationalism, Sexuality and the Discourse of Rights in Quebec.Carl F. Stychin - 1997 - Feminist Legal Studies 5 (1):3-34.
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    Celebration and Consolidation: National Rituals and the Legal Construction of American Identities.Carl F. Stychin - 1998 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 18 (2):265-291.
    This article analyses the decision of the US Supreme Court in Hurley and South Boston Allied War Veterans Council v Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, in which the Court held that a lesbian, gay, and bisexual group could be prevented from marching in Boston's St Patrick's Day Parade. The author interprets the decision as a text through which the identities Irish, Irish-American, and American are constituted and reflected. The article begins with a consideration of the centrality of (...)
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  5. Body Talk: Rethinking Autonomy, Commodification and the Embodied Legal Self.Carl F. Stychin - 1998 - In Sally Sheldon & Michael Thomson (eds.), Feminist Perspectives on Health Care Law. Cavendish. pp. 211--236.
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