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The Resource The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood, Carlos A. Ball

The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood, Carlos A. Ball

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The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood
Title
The right to be parents
Title remainder
LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood
Statement of responsibility
Carlos A. Ball
Title variation
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and the transformation of parenthood
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1975, California courts stripped a lesbian mother of her custody rights because she was living openly with another woman. Twenty years later, the Virginia Supreme Court did the same thing to another lesbian mother. In ordering that children be separated from their mothers, these courts ruled that it was not possible for a woman to be both a good parent and a lesbian. The Right to be Parents is the first book to provide a detailed history of how LGBT parents have turned to the courts to protect and defend their relationships with their children. Carlos A. Ball chronicles the stories of LGBT parents who, in seeking to gain legal recognition of and protection for their relationships with their children, have fundamentally changed how American law defines and regulates parenthood. Each chapter contains riveting human stories of determination and perseverance as LGBT parents challenge the widely-held view that having a same-sexual orientation, or that being a transsexual, renders individuals incapable of being good parents. To this day, some courts are still not able to look beyond sexual orientation and gender identity in order to fairly apply legal principles in cases involving LGBT parents and their children. Yet on the whole, stories are of progress and transformation: as a result of these pioneering LGBT parent litigants, the law is increasingly recognizing the wide diversity in American familial structures. The Right to be Parents explores why and how that has come to be"--Provided by publisher
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10129634
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DLC
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Ball, Carlos A
Dewey number
346.7301/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF540
LC item number
.B35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Parent and child
  • Gay parents
  • Custody of children
Target audience
adult
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LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood
Label
The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood, Carlos A. Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index
Contents
Mothers on trial -- Fathers come out of the closet -- Breaking up is hard to do -- Donate here, parent there -- When the state discriminates -- Gender does not make a parent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780814739303
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011045382
Other control number
7349158
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512590
Label
The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood, Carlos A. Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index
Contents
Mothers on trial -- Fathers come out of the closet -- Breaking up is hard to do -- Donate here, parent there -- When the state discriminates -- Gender does not make a parent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780814739303
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011045382
Other control number
7349158
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742512590

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