Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage Equality Report and Photos

On Friday 28th March 2014, the Sociology Department held an event to mark the commencement of provisions in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 that enable same-sex couples to solemnise marriage in England and Wales and give legal recognition to same-sex marriages solemnised overseas.

The event was organised by Dr. Paul Johnson and Prof. Celia Kitzinger on behalf of the whole Department, as a platform on which to showcase its research on sexualities and marriage. Well over 100 people attended the event and heard short talks by Paul, Celia, Prof. Stevi Jackson (Centre for Women’s Studies) and Maddie Boden (LGBTQ officer at YUSU).

The event was opened by Dr. Jane Grenville, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University. As the photographs taken by Alison Taylor (Department of Sociology) show, the event was both interesting and fun!

All photographs are copyright of Alison Taylor

No comments:

Post a Comment

Representing Popular Street Parade in the Museum - Symposium by European Centre for Cultural Exploration

This symposium explores historical and contemporary popular street parade including the kazoo 'jazz' marching bands of the coalfield...