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Morality Clauses And Homophobia

The ability of judges to write “morality clauses” into divorce papers can lead to enforcing homophobia, as in this Texas case wherein a judge is ordering a lesbian couple to not live together in order to “protect” the children involved. Because the couple cannot marry in Texas, and the judge is ordering that no adult not related by blood or marriage be in the house after 9pm, the family is caught in a bind. I wonder, too, whether there is a class issue involved here; some adults cannot afford their rent without housemates, so this kind of situation could be devastating for lower-income households. Either way, mandating that heterosexual marriage is the only acceptable situation for children to grow up in is both unrealistic and prejudiced. Continue Reading →

Zero Child Abuse In Lesbian Households

Many thanks go to Feministing for pointing out this study demonstrating that there are no reports of child abuse within lesbian households (as opposed to 26% of American adolescents overall, ostensibly from heterosexual households, who report parent or caregiver physical abuse). One more reason not to discriminate against parents claiming a different sexual orientation than the norm. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →