Protecting Parent-Child Relationships: Determining Parental Rights of Same-Sex Parents Consistently Despite Varying Recognition of Their Relationship
Linda S. Anderson
Stetson University College of Law
Pierce Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006
This article discusses the potentially unseen effects of the different ways states recognize children of same-sex partners. It considers how states can allow or ban civil unions or same-sex marriages without causing uncertainty regarding parental rights and responsibilities. The article proposes changes to the Uniform Parentage Act and state statutes that would cause them to focus on the parent-child relationship rather than on the relationship of the parents.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: parentage, same-sex, civil unions, Uniform Parentage Act, parent-child relationship
JEL Classification: K39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 25, 2008
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