Law is always a good idea: Establishing a conceptual link between queer families and registered partnerships

Skepticism about law can be justified on different grounds. Queer theorists, for example, have an ambivalent relationship with law. Likewise, Many such scholars would argue that, by entering the realm of law, non-normative identities face the risk of normalization, civilization, and assimilation into the dominant paradigm. An example in this regard is the rich literature on (or, more correctly, against) same-sex marriage.he paper will explain how certain laws are a suitable tool for the legal recognition of queer families, namely registration schemes which do not take the archetypical marital family as their benchmark.