State Appeals Court Says Gay Dad Must Hide Lifestyle
January 8, 2004
NASHVILLE (AP) -- A state appeals court says a gay father must keep his
homosexuality in the closet when his son is around.
But the state Court of Appeals says it was wrong for a lower court to send
Joseph Randolph Hogue to jail for simply telling the boy he was gay.
As part of a divorce hearing, Hogue was barred from "exposing the child to
his gay lovers and, or his gay lifestyle."
Hogue claimed it was an illegal and overly broad restraining order.
The appeals court says it found nothing wrong with the lower court shielding
the child from the gay influences.
But the court did agree with Hogue that the order didn't specifically ban
the father from telling his son about his sexual orientation.
What do you guys think about THAT?