The Civil Union Act extends recognition of marriage rights to two partners regardless of their gender and sex, thereby allowing same-sex partners the right to enter into a civil union. However, section 6 of the Civil Union Act remains problematic, and together with civil society partners, Sonke supports the removal of Section 6 of the Act. Sonke applauds the great work done by the Triangle Project and others to raise awareness of this impact of these provisions.
Sonke is a South African-based non-profit organisation working throughout Africa. We believe women and men, girls and boys can work together to resist patriarchy, advocate for gender justice and achieve gender transformation.
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