The Right to Be Parents

The Right to Be Parents

LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

by Carlos A. Ball

Published by: NYU Press

248 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781479803163
  • Published: August 2014

$24.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814739303
  • Published: May 2012

$75.00

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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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