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Les couples non-mariés ont-ils des droits ? : Comment juristes, intellectuels et journalistes ont construit l’affaire "Éric c Lola"

Abstract : Focusing on a case about the rights of unmarried couples, a hot button issue in Quebec since 2009, this article compares the approach taken by the courts, academia, and the press. Modelled on a “case form” analysis framework, the article studies the process by which a non-standard private conflict becomes a public issue, sparking a debate on rights—in this instance, the right of unmarried couples to receive the same treatment as married couples. The analysis considers the work being undertaken on the “politics of rights” and examines the precursors to successful judicial strategies that reduce inequality—all of this in an environment where the issue is largely off the agenda of social movements including, notably, feminists. The definitional struggle between the elite factions, which were born out of the three social spaces under consideration, shapes fresh cognitive and moral frameworks that assist in understanding the rights of common-law spouses, thereby opening the door to social change.
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Émilie Biland, Gabrielle Schütz. Les couples non-mariés ont-ils des droits ? : Comment juristes, intellectuels et journalistes ont construit l’affaire "Éric c Lola". Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2015, 30 (03), pp.323-343. ⟨halshs-01328449⟩

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