The Resource Transforming law's family : the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood, Fiona J. Kelly

Transforming law's family : the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood, Fiona J. Kelly

Label
Transforming law's family : the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood
Title
Transforming law's family
Title remainder
the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Fiona J. Kelly
Title variation
Legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past few decades, gays and lesbians, along with their families, have become more visible members of Canadian society, enjoying increasing levels of legal recognition. In the area of legal parenthood, however, significant questions remain unanswered. In Transforming Law's Family, Fiona Kelly explores the complex issues encountered by planned lesbian families as they work to define their parental rights, roles, and family structures within the tenets of family law. While Canadian courts recognize lesbian parenthood in some circumstances, a number of issues that are largely unique to planned lesbian families--such as the legal status of known sperm donors and non-biological mothers--persist. Drawing on interviews with lesbian mothers, this groundbreaking book illuminates the changing definitions of family and suggests a model for law reform that would enable the legal recognition of alternative forms of parentage. The first empiricle study in Canada to address the legal dimensions of planned lesbian families, this book makes an important contribution to family law, queer studies, and law reform literature"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
346.7101/7
Index
index present
LC call number
KE600
LC item number
.K44 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law and society,
Label
Transforming law's family : the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood, Fiona J. Kelly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legal and social context -- On who's terms? On what terms? : Lesbian and gay family recognition -- Defining queer kinship : how do lesbian mothers understand their family relationships? -- Engaging with reform : legal mechanisms for the recognition of the lesbian family -- (Re)forming law's family -- Some concluding thoughts on law reform and progressive social change
Control code
ocn750228226
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283245555
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36040289
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)750228226
  • pebcs0774819650

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