Sex Roles (2010) 62:389–391 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9738-x BOOK REVIEW Is American Family Law Queer Enough for Contemporary Families? Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges, and the Transformation of American Family Law. By Kimberly D. Richman, New York, New York University Press, 2009. 265 pp. $39.00 ISBN: 978-0-8147-7595-0 Katherine A. Kuvalanka Published online: 20 January 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Kimberly D. Richman’s Courting Change is an important Utilizing examples from the 316 appeals court judicial documentation and critical analysis of family case law as it decisions involving LGBT parents in child custody, pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) visitation, or adoption cases in the U.S. between 1952 and parents. Richman methodically lays out her multidimension- 2004, Richman helps the reader understand the “contours” al argument for the indeterminacy of family law as the of indeterminacy in family law and the coinciding, multiple central mechanism through which LGBT-parent families pathways that have led to increasingly positive change for have been able to gain increased recognition and rights in the LGBT-parent families in the courts. After introducing her United States. She notes that this indeterminacy, whereby the central argument regarding indeterminacy as a double- very definition of family is not
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