Heteronormativity and the European Court of Human Rights

@article{Johnson2012HeteronormativityAT,
  title={Heteronormativity and the European Court of Human Rights},
  author={Paul Johnson},
  journal={Law and Critique},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={43-66}
}
This article examines a recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (E.B. v France) that upheld the complaint of a homosexual woman who alleged that her application for authorization to adopt a child had been refused by domestic French authorities on the grounds of her sexual orientation. I argue that the judgment constitutes an innovative and atypical legal consideration of, and challenge to, the heteronormative social relations of contemporary European societies. After exploring the… 
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