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Transforming Law's Family

The Legal Recognition of Planned Lesbian Motherhood

by (author) Fiona Kelly

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2011
Category
Children, Gender Studies, Lesbian Studies, Gender & the Law, Marriage & Family, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774819664
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774819633
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774819640
    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price
    $29.95

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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 – remain undefined. Drawing on interviews with lesbian mothers, Fiona Kelly illuminates the changing definitions of family and suggests a model for law reform that would enable the legal recognition of alternative forms of parentage.

About the author

Fiona Kelly is a senior lecturer in the School of Law at La Trobe University.

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