Vlaardingerbroek, Barend
3 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Dr Barend Vlaardingerbroek is Associate Professor of Education at the American University of Beirut. He has academic qualifications in education, science, arts/humanities and law.


Gender beyond the binary: implications for marriage

The legal recognition of new gender identities will further distance marriage from the natural family unit.

Date posted: 2014-06-08

Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.

Date posted: 2014-05-04

Marriage rites: what's blood got to do with it?

When marriage laws are amended to bring same-sex couples within their ambit, those couples become subject to the existing restrictions imposed by blood and family ties (consanguinity and affinity) which forbid people from marrying someone too close to them.

Date posted: 2013-12-04