Now that same-sex couples have a nationwide right to marry, a new generation of questions about the legal regulation of the family is emerging. While integral to the future of same-sex family formation, these questions also implicate the family law regime more generally. By integrating developments in family law governing different-sex and same-sex couples, biological and nonbiological parents, and marital and nonmarital families, this Article shows how marriage equality was enabled by - and in turn enables - significant shifts in the law's understanding of parenthood.
Date of Authorship for this Version
NeJaime, Douglas, "Marriage Equality and the New Parenthood" (2016). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5225.