Hypatia 11 (3):1 - 23 (1996)

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This essay argues that current advocacy of lesbian and gay rights to legal marriage and parenthood insufficiently criticizes both marriage and motherhood as they are currently practiced and structured by Northern legal institutions. Instead we would do better not to let the State define our intimate unions and parenting would be improved if the power presently concentrated in the hands of one or two guardians were diluted and distributed through an appropriately concerned community.
Keywords gay rights  lesbian rights  marriage  motherhood  parenting  ethics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1996.tb01013.x
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