Protecting Parent-Child Relationships: Determining Parental Rights of Same-Sex Parents Consistently Despite Varying Recognition of Their Relationship

30 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008  

Linda S. Anderson

Stetson University College of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: parentage, same-sex, civil unions, Uniform Parentage Act, parent-child relationship

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Linda S., Protecting Parent-Child Relationships: Determining Parental Rights of Same-Sex Parents Consistently Despite Varying Recognition of Their Relationship (2006). Pierce Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113012

Linda S. Anderson (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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