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

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

by Carlos A. Ball

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The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood by Carlos A. Ball

The Right to be
Parents
is the first book to provide a detailed history of how LGBT parents have turned to the courts to protect and defend their relationships with their children. Carlos A. Ball 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, Ball’s stories are of progress and transformation:
as a result of these pioneering LGBT parent litigants, the law is increasingly recognizing the wide diversity in American familial structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814739303
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Carlos A. Ball is Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the Rutgers University School of Law. An expert in family and constitutional law, he has written several books on LGBT rights, including Same-Sex Marriage and Children, and The Morality of Gay Rights.

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