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The Right to Be Parents – LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Carlos A. Ball


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 children. It 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, the ... More

Keywords: legal recognition, LGBT parents, legal protection, children, parenthood, gender identity, sexual orientation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814739303
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos A. Ball, author

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