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Queer StepfamiliesThe Path to Social and Legal Recognition$
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Katie L. Acosta

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781479800957

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.197) Conclusion
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Queer Stepfamilies
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Katie L. Acosta

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.003.0008

Acosta argues that study families are doing family by challenging others’ heteronormative presumptions that LGBTQ people cannot be parents. But the families are also queering families, because they do not present themselves as the same as the standard North American family but rather as unapologetically distinct. Acosta found all the study families and their children were actively involved in queering family labor to facilitate their recognition by inviting others to see their connections for what they are. Here Acosta also returns to the question of state of residence. She found respondents living in states that have historically been less supportive of same-sex–parent families had congregated in a few more progressive counties where judges tended to be more sympathetic to these families’ needs. These families described gravitating to inclusive enclaves that offered them community.

Keywords:   queering family labor, Doing family, standard North American family

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