Fourie and Another v Minister of Home Affairs and Another (Supreme Court of Appeal)
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The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
|Case no: 232/2003|
|Marié Adriaana Fourie||First appellant|
|Cecelia Johanna Bonthuys||Second appellant|
|Minister of Home Affairs||First Respondent|
|Director-General of Home Affairs||Second Respondent|
|Lesbian and Gay Equality Project||Amicus Curiae|
|Before:||Farlam JA, Cameron JA, Mthiyane JA, van Heerden JA and Ponnan AJA|
|Appeal:||Monday 23 August 2004|
|Judgment:||Tuesday 30 November 2004|
Constitution — Bill of Rights — Right to equality — Sexual orientation — Right to marry — Development of common law — Definition of marriage developed to include same-sex partners — Order developing common law not to be suspended — Order in para 49
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