There’s not much more you can say about a family court system that is this absurd. (PinkNews):
A gay man in the US state of Georgia is disputing a child custody agreement restriction which prohibits him from “exposing his children to his homosexual partners and friends.”
Lambda Legal, a gay rights advocacy group, yesterday filed an amicus brief in support of Eric Mongerson at the Georgia Supreme Court. The brief argues that restrictions on custody arrangements should not be determined based on sexual orientation and that no evidence exists that contact with gay acquaintances of their father is harmful.
“The court should do what it always does in divorce cases with custody issues, which is to focus on the needs of the children,” said Beth Littrell, Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office. “Placing a blanket ban on “exposure” to gay people hardly helps a gay dad maintain his relationship with his children.
…”This order hinders Mr Mongerson’s ability to maintain his relationship with his children as he is under a court order to treat other gay people as pariahs based solely on their sexual orientation.”
Using this logic it might be wise to tell the court to keep the children away from priests, evangelical pastors and other religious figures since way too many of them are a danger to children.
Other suggested demos to avoid exposing kids to, from a reader:
* Republican politicians (at least the most vocal ones who oppose us, they always seem to have something to hide)
* highly religious bible-beating spouses and their friends (because they seem to have something to hide)
* all heterosexual men (since by far they have the largest by percentage and total count of the occurrences of child molestation)
* any conservative talk-show, radio personalities, or “so-called” experts (because they have high occurrences of drug abuse, both illegal and prescription).
Hat tip, JMG.