WTF – Texas Judge Uses ‘Morality Clause’ to Divide Lesbian Couple, Gives Woman’s Partner 30 Days to Move Out.
A Texas judge is forcing a lesbian couple apart because he disagrees with their “lifestyle”.
The Dallas Voice reports: Roach
Judge John Roach Jr., a Republican who presides over the 296th District Court, enforced the “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers on Tuesday, May 7. Under the clause, someone who has a “dating or intimate relationship” with the person or is not related “by blood or marriage” is not allowed after 9 p.m. when the children are present. Price was given 30 days to move out of the home because the children live with the couple.
Price posted about the judge’s ruling on Facebook last week, writing that the judge placed the clause in the divorce papers because he didn’t like Compton’s “lifestyle.”
“Our children are all happy and well adjusted. By his enforcement, being that we cannot marry in this state, I have been ordered to move out of my home,” Price wrote.
Price also mentions that Compton’s ex-husband rarely sees their two children and was once charged with stalking Compton. She said he also hired a private investigator in order to bring the case before the judge. Court records show the ex-husband, Joshua Compton, was charged with third-degree felony stalking in 2011 but pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing.
A topless painting of Bea Arthur is expected to fetch between $1.8-$2.5 million when it hits the auction block at the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale in New York City tonight.
John Currin’s 1991 portrait, called “Bea Arthur Naked,” depicts Arthur around the time she starred as a middle-aged politically liberal suburban woman in the 1970s sitcom Maude. Derived from a photograph of a fully clothed Arthur, Currin — known for what art critic Peter Schjeldahl once called his “acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women” – says he used artistic license to create the portrait of the actress in the flesh.
“I had a vision in my head of Bea Arthur, and I found a picture of her. I was going to put a scarf ensemble on her like that from her Maude days, and I drew the body just to drape it. It was then that I realized that the painting was fantastic as it was,” reads a quote from the artist in the Christie’s lot notes. “I loved being repelled by those two black eyes and falling back into these wonderful, soft breasts, which draw you back in.”