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Conclusion: LGBT Parents Constructing Legality

Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton

in Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The authors conclude by examining their emergent theory, and the contributions that their study makes to studies of legal consciousness and to social and legal policy. They indicate that their ... More


Marriage as Blindspot: What Children with LGBT Parents Need Now

Nancy D. Polikoff

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter delineates the ways in which marriage equality advocates emphasized the needs and interests of primarily white and well-to-do lesbian and gay families while ignoring those of LGBT ... More


Introduction

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/9780814739303.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the history of legal reforms designed to gain legal recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) families, and how such reforms have fundamentally changed the way ... More


Introduction

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/9780814739303.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the history of legal reforms designed to gain legal recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) families, and how such reforms have fundamentally changed the way ... More


Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The decision to have a child is seldom a simple one, often fraught with complexities regarding emotional readiness, finances, marital status, and compatibility with life and career goals. Rarely, ... 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


Routes to Parenthood

Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton

in Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the authors focus on describing the particular paths to parenthood undertaken by their participants. They examine the demographics of participants as they pertain to the method of ... 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


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


Conclusion

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/9780814739303.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter reviews how the book has examined the different ways that courts have grappled with the question of whether LGBT parents can be good parents and the legal battle waged by ... More


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

Carlos A. Ball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This is the first book to provide a detailed history of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) parents have turned to the courts to protect and defend their relationships with their ... More


6 Gender Does Not Make a Parent

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/9780814739303.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving transsexual parents who have battled in the courts to have their relationships with their children legally recognized despite having no biological connection to ... More


Conclusion

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/9780814739303.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter reviews how the book has examined the different ways that courts have grappled with the question of whether LGBT parents can be good parents and the legal battle waged by LGBT ... More


Gender Does Not Make a Parent

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/9780814739303.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving transsexual parents who have battled in the courts to have their relationships with their children legally recognized despite having no biological connection to ... More


3 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


5 When the State Discriminates

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/9780814739303.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it looks at lesbian and gay litigants in foster care and adoption cases who have ... More


When the State Discriminates

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/9780814739303.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it looks at lesbian and gay litigants in foster care and adoption cases who have sometimes ... More


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