Texas Judge: Lesbian Must Move Out Of Divorced Partner's Home

May 21, 2013

A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in the divorce papers of one of the women.

The clause is common in divorce cases in Texas and other states. It prevents a divorced parent from having a romantic partner spend the night while children are in the home. If the couple marries, they can get out from under the legal provision, but that is not an option for gay couples in Texas.

In a divorce hearing for Carolyn and Joshua Compton, Collin County District Judge John Roach Jr. ordered Carolyn Compton's partner to move out of the home they shared with the Comptons' two daughters.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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