Sexuality and Law: Volume I - Family and Youth Preface and Introduction
Ruthann Robson, THE LIBRARY OF ESSAYS ON SEXUALITY AND THE LAW, Ashgate Publishing, 2011
27 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2011 Last revised: 27 May 2011
Date Written: April 1, 2011
Preface and Introduction to Volume I of the Library of Essays and Sexuality and Law: Family and Youth. The legal regulation of family forms is a global phenomenon and changes in the 'traditional' family have provoked a variety of legal responses. Same-sex marriage, civil partnerships and other legal avenues to recognize intimate relationships between adults have become a feature of many jurisdictions and a subject for debate in most. Parenting has also become contentious, whether the issue is custody, adoption, or legal recognition of parental status of a non-biological parent. How the law should regulate or protect the sexuality and gender identity of youth is a matter of great concern throughout many countries. The sexuality of the elderly members of societies is beginning to be considered.
Keywords: sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, women, family, queer youth, LGBT, LGBT elders, family law
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