publication . Article . 2017

Collaborative co-parenting and heteronormativity: recognising the interests of gay fathers

Bremner, Phillip;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Jordan Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The legal regulation of same-sex parenting in England & Wales promotes the heteronormative model of women-led homonuclear families as the archetype of same-sex parenting. The law’s privileging of women-led same-sex parenting is evident in how the courts resolve collaborative co-parenting disputes where gay men and lesbians conceive a child together. This article analyses a number of recent collaborative co-parenting cases to argue that the judicial reasoning in these cases, which focuses on protecting the women-led homonuclear family, evidences a lack of proper regard for the ‘procreative consciousness’ of gay men. \ud \ud The article further argues that the lam...
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