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Chosen People: Adoption and the Law

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter briefly traces the history of adoption law and takes a look at some of the more tricky issues that surround this institution—cross-racial adoption and the role adoption plays in the ... More


Conclusion

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Although the United States provides partial recognition to same-sex couples—with the exception of the state of Vermont, which comes close to equating the status of gay couples with that of married ... More


Papa's Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination

Browne C. Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738481
eISBN:
9780814753279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

When a child is conceived from sexual intercourse between a married, heterosexual couple, the child has a legal father and mother. Whatever may happen thereafter, the child's parents are legally ... More


It’s about This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire

Jenni Millbank

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is concerned with the legal aspects in the depiction of lesbians in motion pictures. It explains that lesbians are often portrayed as violent aggressors and anti-social in films and ... More


What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Linda C. McClain and Daniel Cere (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life—and family law—have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it ... More


October 2006: Lesbian Families, Parenthood and Contact

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the House of Lords decision in Re G (Children) [2006] UKHL 42, which was an utterly unexceptional contact dispute between a non-resident claimant who wanted to continue and build a ... More


January 2009: Parenthood Reborn

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 amended the parenthood provisions previously contained in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, updating them to give recognition to the ... More


When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

M. V. Lee Badgett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791141
eISBN:
9780814739020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791141.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first ... More


Civil Unions and Marriage

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although there is a split of authority on the issue, some state courts have ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny gay or lesbian couples the civil benefits and rights that are available to ... More


The Right of Intimate Association

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses laws regulating sexual relations between consenting adults (married or not) and laws regulating gay and lesbian sexual relations. At one time, all of the states adopted ... More


Equality

David M. Beatty

in The Ultimate Rule of Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269808
eISBN:
9780191710063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269808.003.03
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The ideal of equality was a vital part of the politics of the 20th century from beginning to end. Women who lived in the mature and established democracies of the world were especially successful in ... More


I Hate the Way You Make Me Feel:Anti-Gay Hate Crime Laws and the Analytics of Emotion 1

Yvonne Zylan

in States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735082
eISBN:
9780199894802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter uses the framework developed in Chapter 3 to examine anti-gay hate crime laws. It considers the legal interventions that have been pursued by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) activists ... More


Dignity and Disgrace: Moral Citizenship and Constitutional Protection

Edwin Cameron

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Apartheid’s race discrimination branded blacks inferior, leaving a residue of indignity that was perceived and experienced as shameful. This explains the pivotal significance of dignity in the South ... More


Going to Strasbourg: An Oral History of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the European Convention on Human Rights

Paul Johnson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198777618
eISBN:
9780191823176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

Since its inception, the European Convention on Human Rights has been a beacon of hope to gay men and lesbians in Europe. This book provides a comprehensive account of how individuals in the UK have ... More


The European Convention on Human Rights: Fundamental Choice Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Turning from the United States constitution to the European Convention on Human Rights, one is immediately confronted by the striking differences between the texts of the two instruments. These ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation an Immutable Status or a Fundamental Choice?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Would recognition of sexual orientation as an ‘immutable status’ provide an effective solution to the problem of public sector discrimination against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and same-sex ... More


Breaking up Is Hard to Do

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families, with particular emphasis on how courts decide whether any given person is a parent to begin with. It ... More


Donate Here, Parent There

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it explores the debate over the parental rights of lesbian mothers and known sperm donors. ... More


4 Donate Here, Parent There

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it explores the debate over the parental rights of lesbian mothers and known sperm ... More


Respecting Same-Sex Relations

Robert A. Burt

Frank Iacobucci (ed.)

in Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300224269
eISBN:
9780300231854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224269.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with gays and lesbians as another group that was subjected to serious degradation akin to the terrible mistreatment of blacks. It provides a description of the tension between the ... More


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