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Families First: GLBT Family Issues and Resources (February 2015): Conclusion

By Ellen Bosman


The recent, rapid changes in the laws related to same-sex family issues can be confusing. While the federal Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, this did nothing to invalidate the constitutional amendments and other laws in thirty-three states where GLBT relationships continue to go unrecognized. Until legal matters are normalized across the country and GLBT family matters become indiscernible from those of heterosexual families, works addressing these issues will continue to be published. Libraries will need to identify and collect relevant titles to support the research needs of academia and to preserve the record of this historic period. The materials included in this essay establish core scholarly and general titles for any GLBT collection and provide a wide range of viewpoints on GLBT family issues.