Search Resources (English): Lesbian couples

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Recognition of lesbian couples: an inalienable right  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662312813/index_e.html

Provides a critical analysis of incrementalist strategy and the formal equality approach as applied to the legal recognition of same-sex couples in Canada.

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Published: 2002
The impact of relationship recognition on lesbian women in Canada: still separate and only somewhat "equivalent"  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662659406/index_e.html

Evaluates how the fact of relationship recognition affects lesbian and gay couples in terms of their legal, economic and social status.

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Published: 2001
Abuse in lesbian relationships: information and resources  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/pdfs/lesbianabuse.pdf

Focuses on the issue of abuse in lesbian relationships. Provides preliminary guidelines and concrete steps for responding to incidents of lesbian abuse. Discusses the diversity of issues involved and the need for resources to address these concerns.

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Published: 1998
Domestic violence in the LGBT community  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39623

Discusses the issue of domestic violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Reprinted from Public Health - Seattle & King County's web site http://www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt/glbtdv.htm

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Published: 2000
Intra-lesbian violence  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/intra-lesbian_violence.html
Discusses the dynamics of abuse in lesbian relationships, showing differences from and similarities to heterosexual relationships. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Liz's story: survivor's story  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/liz_s_story.html
Provides a case history of violence within a female same-sex relationship. Describes the search for assistance and support. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Two moms better than one?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39679
Discusses lesbian parenting, artificial insemination, finding the right donor, and the difficulties of defining roles. (See Details)
Published: 1999
What's love got to do with it! Examining abuse in lesbian relationships  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/lesbian_support.html
Discusses the unique circumstances surrounding the issue of abuse involving women in same-sex relationships. Examines the barriers facing lesbians who seek help from agencies and institutions. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Love matters: a book of lesbian romance and relationships
Explores real-life questions and issues that lesbians have a about dating, sex, conflict, and relationship longevity.
Published: 1999
Why do lesbians batter? An interview with Janice Ristock  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/summer/ristock.shtml
Presents an interview with Janice Ristock, speaking on violence in lesbian relationships. Argues that not all violence in lesbian and heterosexual relationships is the same. (See Details)
Published: 2004