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Author Kelly, Fiona J., 1975-

Title Transforming law's family [electronic resource] : the legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood / Fiona J. Kelly.

Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages).
Series Law and society, 1496-4953
Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index.
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.
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.
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Subject Lesbian mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.
Lesbian couples as parents -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.
Lesbian mothers -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Lesbian mothers -- Canada -- Interviews.
Parent and child (Law) -- Canada.
Law reform -- Canada.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title Legal recognition of planned lesbian motherhood
Other Form: Print version: Kelly, Fiona J., 1975- Transforming law's family. Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2011 9780774819633 (DLC) 2011289816 (OCoLC)691745495
ISBN 9780774819657 (electronic bk.)
0774819650 (electronic bk.)