Queer Wills and Inheritance in Sexually Marginalised Groups

The Western inheritance system and legislation are based on a cultural model of marriage and generational succession that does not fit the lives of most people belonging to a sexual minority. A will is a way for queer people to support their loved ones irrespective of the judicial model of kinship.

This project will shed light on the will-making among queer people in Finland, the shortcomings of existing legislation, as well as the significance of the inheritance system for this group of people that has been economically invisible to state and society.

 

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