(DALLAS MORNING NEWS) A lesbian couple in Allen say they are targets of discrimination after a Collin County judge ruled they could no longer live together because of a morality clause in the 2011 divorce papers one of the women signed.
The clause, common in divorce cases in Texas and other states, prevents an unmarried parent from having a romantic partner stay in the home overnight while the children are in that parent’s care.
A man and a woman in a serious relationship can marry to get out from under the legal provision. But same-sex couples don’t have that option in Texas, where such marriages aren’t recognized.
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