Lesbian and Gay Identity, the Closet and Laws on Procreation and Parenting

  title={Lesbian and Gay Identity, the Closet and Laws on Procreation and Parenting},
  author={Aleardo Zanghellini},
  journal={Griffith Law Review},
  pages={107 - 130}
Laws that restrict access to reproductive technology and fail to adequately recognise parent–child relationships in lesbian/gay families detrimentally affect not only individual lesbians and gay men interested in parenting, but the broader lesbian and gay community. On the one hand these laws, as they currently stand in much of Australia, are complicit in maintaining the closet, inarticulation and silence as defining features of lesbian and gay lives. On the other hand, they contribute to the… 

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