TITLE

THE BEST INTEREST TEST AND CHILD CUSTODY: WHY TRANSGENDER SHOULD NOT BE A FACTOR IN CUSTODY DETERMINATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Carter, Kari J.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Winter2006, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the determining factors which allows transgender or gay and lesbian parents to have custody of a child. Based on scientific data, identity of transgender parents do not have a negative impact on children in custody. Additionally, the author suggested that courts should take consideration as to the parents capability in providing emotional, physical and mental needs of a child in making decisions on to whom the custody will be awarded.
ACCESSION #
20614183

 

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