Courting change : queer parents, judges, and the transformation of American family law (eBook, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Courting change : queer parents, judges, and the transformation of American family law

Courting change : queer parents, judges, and the transformation of American family law

Author: Kimberly D Richman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of the 2010 Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award. A lesbian couple rears a child together and, after the biological mother dies, the surviving partner loses custody to the child's estranged biological father. Four days later, in a different court, judges rule on the side of the partner, because they feel the child relied on the woman as a "psychological parent."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richman, Kimberly D.
Courting change.
New York : New York University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008025479
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly D Richman
ISBN: 9780814775950 0814775950 0814777449 9780814777442 0814776418 9780814776414
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 647699971
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 267 pages)
Contents: A double-edged sword? : indeterminacy and family law --
At the intersection of sexuality, family, and law --
Negotiating parental and sexual identity --
Right or wrong? : the indeterminacy of custody and adoption rights --
Talking back : judicial dissents and social change --
Conclusion : mastering the double-edged sword.
Responsibility: Kimberly D. Richman.

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Demonstrates how parental and sexual identities are formed and interpreted in law, and how gay and lesbian parents can harness indeterminacy to transform family law  Read more...
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You could learn about the law that governs LGBT parents and their children by reading all the 316 reported court opinions about them from the last half centuryor you could read this one book. Through Read more...

 
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