Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Right to Be ParentsLGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Carlos A. Ball

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814739303

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 31 July 2021

(p.143) 5 When the State Discriminates

(p.143) 5 When the State Discriminates

Chapter:
(p.143) 5 When the State Discriminates
Source:
The Right to Be Parents
Author(s):

Carlos A. Ball

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0006

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 found themselves in court battling government officials seeking to deny them the opportunity to become parents. It also considers the issue of gay teenagers who are placed under the care of gay foster parents and the contention of child welfare officials that lesbian and gay people are incapable of being good parents because of their same-sex sexual orientation and relationships. Finally, it examines how the courts have responded to adoption petitions, including those concerning joint adoptions and second-parent adoptions, brought by LGBT parents who were open about their sexual orientation.

Keywords:   children, foster care, adoption, gay teenagers, gay foster parents, courts, joint adoption, second-parent adoption, sexual orientation, LGBT parents

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.