LEGALIZING LGBT FAMILIES

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Legalizing Lgbt Families

Author : Amanda K. Baumle
ISBN : 9781479811816
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In-depth interviews examine the role of the law in the lives of LGBT parents 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. Through 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. They 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.
Category: Family & Relationships

Legalizing Lgbt Families

Author : Amanda K. Baumle
ISBN : 9781479802005
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Legalizing Lgbt Families

Author : Amanda K. Baumle
ISBN : 9781479857647
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In-depth interviews examine the role of the law in the lives of LGBT parents 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. Through 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. They 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.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Health Of Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender People

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309210652
Genre : Medical
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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
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After Marriage Equality

Author : Carlos A. Ball
ISBN : 9781479809059
Genre : Social Science
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In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowing a host of more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-sex couples to marry. This book brings together 12 original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future of LGBT rights? After Marriage Equality explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences. The book also looks at how LGBT movements in other nations have responded to the recognition of same-sex marriages, and what we might emulate or adjust in our own advocacy. Aiming to spark discussion and further debate regarding the challenges and possibilities of the LGBT movement’s future, After Marriage Equality will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of sexual equality.
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Lgbt Families

Author : Nancy J. Mezey
ISBN : 9781452217383
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?
Category: Family & Relationships

Same Sex Partners

Author : Amanda K. Baumle
ISBN : 9780791477489
Genre : Social Science
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A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.
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The Health Hazards Of Homosexuality

Author : MassResistance
ISBN : 1539983811
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The HEALTH HAZARDS of HOMOSEXUALITY answers the question: "Why should we be concerned about homosexuality?" The mainstreaming and normalization of homosexuality has created a public health crisis affecting us all. Meanwhile, the media gives little attention to the broader crisis, and the medical authorities deliver mixed messages to those at high risk - especially young people. There is an astoundingly disproportionate incidence of medical and psychological pathologies among homosexual men, lesbians, and bisexuals. Yet the general public knows little about the baneful nature of homosexuality and its associated addictions and behaviors that invite disease. This book brings together information from widely dispersed and hard-to-find sources, summarizing recent medical and psychological research in laymen's terms. Sources include the Centers for Disease Control, medical professional groups, published medical research, media reports, plus LGBT medical and advocacy groups - all documented in 1,800 endnotes with up-to-date links. Topics include: * Why homosexuality is a public health issue, and not just a private issue * The politicized medical and mental health establishments * The "born gay" myth: homosexuality is not innate * How many identify as "gay", lesbian, or bisexual * The mental health issues: depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, partner abuse, and BDSM (bondage/sexual sadomasochism) * The self-harming lifestyles and sexual practices of homosexual men and lesbians * The disproportionate disease incidence among "gays", lesbians, and bisexuals * Why homosexuals have shortened lifespans, chronic conditions, lower quality of life * How HIV/AIDS is re-emerging as an epidemic among homosexual men * The "safer sex" lie and other mixed messages from the medical establishment * How the CDC is spreading false optimism on HIV drug treatments * Bisexuals have the highest incidence of pathologies * How lesbians and heterosexuals are imitating unsafe homosexual male practices * The psychological and medical issues of transgenderism * Child abuse: interventions supporting "transgender" identities in youth. The book is endorsed by Paul A. Church, MD, Urologist and Asst. Clinical Professor of Surgery (p-t), Harvard Medical School. For excerpts and more information, see http://www.healthhazardsofhomosexuality.info/ About the Author:MassResistance began in 1995 in Massachusetts as Parents' Rights Coalition, focused on preserving parental rights over their children's exposure to inappropriate "sex ed" in the schools. Later as Article 8 Alliance, the group made a valiant attempt to halt the unconstitutional Massachusetts "gay marriage" court ruling of 2003, and its illegal implementation by Governor Mitt Romney. The name MassResistance was adopted in 2005 in recognition of the perilous times we had entered, especially regarding the abrogation of parental rights, the LGBT curriculum in the schools, the broader silencing of free speech, and lawless governance. MassResistance now has activists and supporters in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries. The organization's research staff compiled the book..
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Sex Discrimination And Law Firm Culture On The Internet

Author : A. Baumle
ISBN : 9780230622203
Genre : Social Science
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Despite the availability of some formal legal remedies, women lawyers rarely challenge discriminatory behaviour. This book explores this seemingly contradictory situation, and by exploring lawyers' use of legal discourse in an Internet community, Baumle examines whether the law can in fact serve as a useful tool to challenge inequality.
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Coming Around

Author : Anne Dohrenwend
ISBN : 0882823930
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Coming out is a vulnerable time. Its announcement requires the re-exploration of a parent's personal feelings on homosexuality. Respecting your child's decisions isn't always easy, particularly if you fear his or her decisions will cost friends, ambitions, acceptance and respect. Dohrenwend provides practical guidance for parents of gay, bisexual and transgender children, as well as an indispensable reference for therapists, clergy, educators and psychological self-help collections.
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