Sexuality and Law: Volume I - Family and Youth Preface and Introduction
CUNY School of Law
April 1, 2011
Ruthann Robson, THE LIBRARY OF ESSAYS ON SEXUALITY AND THE LAW, Ashgate Publishing, 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, women, family, queer youth, LGBT, LGBT elders, family law
Date posted: April 10, 2011 ; Last revised: May 27, 2011