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The Resource Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood, Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton

Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood, Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton

Label
Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood
Title
Legalizing LGBT families
Title remainder
how the law shapes parenthood
Statement of responsibility
Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The decision to have a child is seldom a simple one, often fraught with complexities regarding emotional readiness, finances, marital status, and compatibility with life and career goals. Rarely, though, do individuals consider the role of the law in facilitating or inhibiting their ability to have a child or to parent. For LGBT individuals, however, parenting is saturated with legality -- including the initial decision of whether to have a child, how to have a child, whether one's relationship with their child will be recognized, and everyday acts of parenting like completing forms or picking up children from school. Through in-depth interviews with 137 LGBT parents, Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton examine the role of the law in the lives of LGBT parents and how individuals use the law when making decisions about family formation or parenting. Baumle and Compton explore the ways in which LGBT parents participate in the process of constructing legality through accepting, modifying, or rejecting legal meanings about their families. Few groups encounter as much variation in access to everyday legal rights pertaining to the family as do LGBT parents. This complexity and variation in legal environments provides a rather unique opportunity to examine the manner in which legal context affects the ways in which individuals come to understand the meaning and utility of the law for their lives. The authors conclude that legality is constructed through a complex interplay of legal context, social networks, individual characteristics, and familial desires. Ultimately, the stories of LGBT parents in this book reflect a rich and varied relationship between the law, the state, and the private family goals of individuals"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baumle, Amanda K
Dewey number
346.7301/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF539
LC item number
.B38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Compton, D'Lane R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Children of gay parents
  • Gay parents
  • Sexual minorities' families
  • Förenta staterna
  • Children of gay parents
  • Gay parents
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sexual minorities' families
  • United States
  • LGBT
  • Eltern
  • Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
  • Kind
  • Gesetz
  • USA
  • Homosexuella föräldrar
  • Barn till homosexuella
Label
Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood, Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The state of the law for LGBT parents -- Routes to parenthood -- Locating legality -- Parenting before the law -- Parenting with the law -- Parenting against the law -- Conclusion: LGBT parents constructing legality
Control code
906010923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781479857647
Lccn
2015024531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025660143
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)906010923
Label
Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood, Amanda K. Baumle and D'Lane R. Compton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The state of the law for LGBT parents -- Routes to parenthood -- Locating legality -- Parenting before the law -- Parenting with the law -- Parenting against the law -- Conclusion: LGBT parents constructing legality
Control code
906010923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781479857647
Lccn
2015024531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025660143
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)906010923

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