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Mommy ueerest Contemporary Rhetorics of Lesbian Maternal IdentityTs have interpreted the best interest of the child standard and by extension the legitimacy of lesbian motherhood Once again a rhetoric of ambivalence is plainly evident in the courts' decisions To explore the academic response to lesbian motherhood Thompson looks at different theoretical models of motherhood and at psychological studies of lesbian headed families While she applauds the desire of some researchers to help lesbian mothers retain custodial and visitation rights she points out that such intentions are often undermined by a reliance on anti lesbian understandings of gender Thompson concludes by reviewing the major findings of her research and their implications for rhetorical and critical legal theory She also offers concrete suggestions for social change aimed at achieving a new legitimacy for lesbian motherhoo

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