ANALYZING THE INTERPLAY OF LAW AND MORALTY IN SAME – SEX MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA

ANALYZING THE INTERPLAY OF LAW AND MORALTY IN SAME – SEX MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA

Author by Dr. Eteete Michael Adam

Language: English

Abstract

Society whether in Africa, Europe, Asia Australia or Oceanic has been an indisputable channel for the growth of the human race. It is therefore undoubtable that the marriage institution is not only sacred institution, but is in fact pivotal in transmulation of societal values from generation to generation. There is no society anywhere in the globe where there is no one form of marriage or the other. Marriage may be formal or informal. Marriage may be legal or in the realms of Equity for instance, the Concepts of Common Law marriage. Marriage is so intricately interwoven with the cultural values of the society which such marriages are celebrated. It is also often deeply related to the religious convictions of such societies or communities. The concept of marriage has come in various forms for example the monogamous marriage, the polygamous marriage, and further distinctions between de-facto and de-jure marriages. There are several other forms of marriages which this work intends to mention at a cursory level significantly, the preoccupation of this work is a quest at distilling the legal and moral issues that interlace the realms of marriage; between same sex parties. The issue of same sex marriages has not only been controversial but has received so much attention by legal as well as moral analysts. With some out-rightly condemning the idea and others contend that such marriages should be left for the domain of private morality and perhaps human rights. Same sex marriage and in fact several of the relevant issues of this work will therefore require some sort of clarifications vis-a-vis the orthodox conceptions of marriage. That is the purpose of this paper. Marriage, Same-Sex marriage, Legal and Morality


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