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by Kimberly D. Richman


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Kimberly D. Richman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco.

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In Courting Change, Kimberly D. Richman zeros in on the nebulous realm of family law, one of the most indeterminate and discretionary areas of American law. She focuses on judicial decisions-both the outcomes and the rationales-and what they say about family, rights, sexual. She focuses on judicial decisions-both the outcomes and the rationales-and what they say about family, rights, sexual orientation, and who qualifies as a parent

Kimberly D. Richman’s Courting Change is an important documentation and critical analysis of family case law as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents

Kimberly D. Richman’s Courting Change is an important documentation and critical analysis of family case law as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents. Richman methodically lays out her multidimensional argument for the indeterminacy of family law as the central mechanism through which LGBT-parent families have been able to gain increased recognition and rights in the United States

Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges, and the Transformation of American Family La. Edwin Sutherland Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, for her book, License to Wed.

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Kimberly Richman of University of San Francisco, CA. . Book. A lesbian couple rears a child together and, after the biological mother dies, the surviving partner loses custody to the child's estranged biological father.

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Winner of the 2010 Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award

A lesbian couple rears a child together and, after the biological mother dies, the surviving partner loses custody to the child’s estranged biological father. Four days later, in a different court, judges rule on the side of the partner, because they feel the child relied on the woman as a “psychological parent.” What accounts for this inconsistency regarding gay and lesbian adoption and custody cases, and why has family law failed to address them in a comprehensive manner?

In Courting Change, Kimberly D. Richman zeros in on the nebulous realm of family law, one of the most indeterminate and discretionary areas of American law. She focuses on judicial decisions—both the outcomes and the rationales—and what they say about family, rights, sexual orientation, and who qualifies as a parent. Richman challenges prevailing notions that gay and lesbian parents and families are hurt by laws’ indeterminacy, arguing that, because family law is so loosely defined, it allows for the flexibility needed to respond to—and even facilitate — changes in how we conceive of family, parenting, and the role of sexual orientation in family law.

Drawing on every recorded judicial decision in gay and lesbian adoption and custody cases over the last fifty years, and on interviews with parents, lawyers, and judges, Richman demonstrates how parental and sexual identities are formed and interpreted in law, and how gay and lesbian parents can harness indeterminacy to transform family law.


Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges, and the Transformation of American Family Law download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Kimberly D. Richman
ISBN: 0814775950
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press (December 1, 2008)
Pages: 278 pages