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The Right to Be Parents
LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood
Carlos A. Ball
 
248 pages
May, 2012
ISBN: 9780814739303
 
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Subjects: Law, Gender & Women's Studies, LGBT Studies
 
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. To this day, some courts are still not able to look beyond sexual orientation and gender identity in cases involving LGBT parents and their children. Yet on the whole, Ball’s 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.

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