The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The right to be parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood

Author: Carlos A Ball
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos A Ball
ISBN: 1479803162 9781479803163 9780814739303 081473930X
OCLC Number: 876883233
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and the transformation of parenthood
Responsibility: Carlos A. Ball.

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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  Read more...

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Ball provides a solid reference for both those arguing in favor of LGBTQ parental rights and those seeking to understand the legal arguments advanced by those advocating for them. -- Reba Kennedy * Read more...

 
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