Need proof that we still have a long way to go to win full equality for LGBT Americans? Here it is: A Texas Judge is letting a spurned husband ban his ex-wife from living with her new partner!
Carolyn Compton's ex-husband sued to block her from living with her partner. And a judge ruled in his favor.
According to the Associated Press:
A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can’t live together because of a morality clause in one of the women’s divorce papers. 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, where such marriages aren’t recognized.
There's no expiration date on the "morality clause" so Compton has to choose between her partner and her kids
. She's decided to leave the woman she loves.
PETITION TO GOVERNOR RICK PERRY AND THE TEXAS STATE LEGISLATURE: It's time to end your discriminatory "morality clauses" -- and why don't you pass gay marriage while you're at it!