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    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:32:01 AM PDT

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      Oh BTW....

      According to Price, the ex-husband, Joshua Compton, rarely sees his children and was also convicted of stalking his ex in 2011. Indeed, court records show that he was charged with third-degree felony stalking in 2011 but pleaded it down to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge. Price also claims that the judge added the ‘morality clause’ to her partner’s divorce because he did not agree with her lifestyle.The clause, in effect, bars the couple from living together unless they are married, which is impossible because same-sex marriage is not recognized in Texas. Apparently the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply in that courtroom.
      Morality clauses are often added to divorce decrees, according to attorney Ken Upton Jr., especially in conservative areas. However, they often unfairly target homosexual couples because these couples cannot legally marry in Texas. So what is the couple supposed to do? They are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They already live together and the children have not suffered, but because this judge doesn’t agree with their lifestyle it’s now a problem? The judge doesn’t seem to take into consideration the ex-husband’s conviction or the happiness and best interests of the children, only his disapproval of homosexuality. How lovely! And Carolyn Compton and Page Price are not the only ones who have had clauses like this used against them. (Emphasis mine)
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      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:56:19 AM PDT

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