The articles below provide more information about some of the areas of law affecting LBGT communities. All of them are written for a general interest audience. Feel free to duplicate, quote, or otherwise use the articles, provided that you credit the source. We welcome feedback, also. Give us your views! Tell us where our analysis falls short, or what articles need to be written. Give us links to other articles on these subjects.
Note that none of the articles is "legal advice", Rather the articles contain general information and analysis. They are current to the date of their publication.
There are shorter pamphlets on issues affecting lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender, and intesexed people on the Out/Law page.
Family Law BABY STEPS: Assisted Reproduction and the Family Law Act (Vancouver, 2013) This paper outlines the provisions of the Family Law Act which is effective March 18, 2013. For the first time in B.C, the status of egg and sperm donors, and the procedures to conceive with the help of a surrogate parent, are covered in the law. The Family Law Act also makes it possible for a child to have more than 2 legal parents, provided that everyone agrees to be a 'parent' before the child is conceived.
Lesbians, Gay and Bisexual Issues:
Working OUT: Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexual People in the Workplace by barbara findlay, 1999, published by Continuing Legal Education
Transgender Equality A HANDBOOK FOR ACTIVISTS AND POLICYMAKERS Written by Shannon Minter and Jamison Green. Published by National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco. possibly the best handbook for organizers,if you can discount the American context.