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
Intimate betrayal: domestic violence in lesbian relationships
Examines issues surrounding lesbian battering.
Published: 2001
Lesbian mothering
Looks at personal experiences in creating a lesbian family.
Published: 1999
Battering in lesbian relationships: part one, mainstream response and the real story  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/1994/fall/lesbianbattering.shtml
Discusses battering in lesbian relationships within the context of homophobia. Addresses unique concerns of transition house staff. Part one of a two-part article. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Battering in lesbian relationships: part two, owning the problem  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/1995/winter/lesbian.shtml
Discusses various cultural barriers for the battered lesbian seeking help. Rectifies several myths regarding lesbian battering. Part two of a two-part article. (See Details)
Published: 1995
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