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Title Homoparentalités, états des lieux: Parentés et différence des sexes
Author GROSS Martine (Ed.)
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published FRANCE
Publisher ESF, Division de Elsevier Business Information, 2, rue Maurice Hartmann, 92133 Issy-les-Moulineaux c
Page 302
ISBN 2 7101 1429 1
Type of material Book
Language of document French

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Country concerned FRANCE
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Free text The editor is joint President of the French APGL (Association of homosexual and lesbian parents and prospective parents). She has compiled in this book the contributions of participants, specialists in a number of fields of research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, adoption and the family, to a discussion on parenting by same-gender couples, organised by APGL and which took place in 1999. As part of section one: pp 46-63, article by Caroline Mécary, lawyer in the Parisian courts - Homosexualité et adoption: critique de la jurisprudence, wants to show, through the presentation of three different cases of applications for adoption by single people that even if individually each applicant is considered perfectly eligible, the admission of their homosexuality turns against them in the final decision; in Parentés et différence des sexes: La liberté des personnes face au cadre de la loi, pp 64-72, Marie-Françoise Nicolas-Maguin explains French legislation in relation to filiation; Agnes Fine, in Adoption, filiation, différence des sexes, pp 73-85 also develops the theme of the historical evolution of filiation in French law and the passing down of a name and inheritance based on the unilinear masculine filiation (as in Ancient Rome) to its present form where its main purpose is to allow a child to be raised surrounded by good care and love. Other articles present same-sex families like recomposed families - they are special and different from heterosexual two-parent families, but the majority of couples and children seem to adjust to the difference and come up with solutions to every day problems. (Other articles registered separately)

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Work area Psychology
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