Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Marriage in the North East

Tuesday 17 June 2014
School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

This event will look at both the legal and social implications of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. Speakers will explore the legal implications for the new legislation both for same sex couples in the North East and for those same sex couples who wish to relocate to Europe. Further speakers will then explore the social implications and lived identities of same sex couples.

Speakers include: Cris McCurley of Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors, Frances Hamilton of Northumbria University, Brian Heaphy of the University of Manchester and Catherine Donovan of the University of Sunderland.

Refreshments will be available.

Those who are interested in attending should register their attendance with
Catherine Nixon of University of Sunderland at

This event is co-hosted by the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Interest Group at Northumbria University and the Centre for Applied Sciences at the University of Sunderland.

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