‘Recognition Without Consent’

Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA Law Review 1276 (2014). Relationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on the need to provide recognition and support for a variety of relationships that the law has traditionally ignored. These include the relationships of not only same-sex couples, but also of cohabiting couples, nonmonogamous groupings, and friends. The reform proposals have assumed that legal recognition brings with it economic benefits. In a fascinating new article, Erez Aloni questions this assumption by highlighting the interplay between two considerations: … (more)

[Carlos Ball, JOTWELL, 25 July]

First posted 2014-07-25 12:18:36

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