Politics of the Heart: Recognition of Homoparental Families in Quebec
Référence bibliographique 
Nicol, Nancy. 2009. «Politics of the Heart: Recognition of Homoparental Families in Quebec». Dans Who’s your daddy?: and other writings on queer parenting , sous la dir. de Rachel Epstein, p. 180-196. Toronto: Sumach Press.
Intentions : This essay « [...] focuses on the role of grassroots organizing and coalition building as instruments of social change in challenging the historical exclusion of same-sex relationships and families. » (p. 181)
Échantillon/Matériau : - Données documentaires diverses - L’auteure a également rencontré des conjoints et conjointes de même sexe, des avocats et des activistes
Type de traitement des données : Essai
« This essay examines two interconnecting aspects of this history: the grassroots organizing of lesbian mothers, including the first couple to launch a lesbian mothers’ adoption case in Quebec (Greenbaum and Paquette, 2004), and the building of two coalitions that played key roles in the struggle for equal rights for same-sex parents and same-sex relationship recognition - La table de concertation des lesbiennes et gais du Québec / The Roundable of Lesbians and Gays of Quebec, a coalition of lesbian and gay organizations in Quebec, and La coalition québécoise pour la reconnaissance des conjoints et conjointes de même sexe / The Quebec Coalition for the Recognition of Same-sex Couples, a broad-based coalition that includes trade unions and women organizations throughout Quebec. As lesbian and gay parents have sought recognition and rights and become more visible throughout Canada, the ramifications of this struggle have become complex and multi-faceted, exposing prejudices and barriers from school-board fights over inclusion in the curriculum of children’s books that depict lesbian - and gay - parental families, to heated political debates in provincial and federal legislatures. Before focusing on Quebec, I briefly describe below some key events that took place in Ontario and British Columbia. » (p. 181-182)