Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Although it's not like this doesn't happen in the U.S.

A Spanish judge has ordered a woman to either enter a relationship with a man or turn her children over to her former husband after the court was told the woman is a lesbian.

Judge Fernando Ferrin Calamita said that having a lesbian mother would harm the children and "raised the risk" that the girls would also become gay the EFE news agency reported Monday.

"It is understood that [a parent's] drug addiction, child abuse, prostitution, belonging to a satanic sect or heterosexual affair would negatively affect the children and serve as a reason for a change of custody. Well, it's the same with homosexuality," EFE quoted him as saying."

Ferrin Calamita, who presides over family court in the eastern region of Murcia said he would allow the unnamed woman to keep the children only if she were in a heterosexual relationship.

Via Ed Brayton. Commenters on that post say that the judge has been disbarred, but the only article that anyone linked to only said that there was a unanimous decision to open an investigation.

This really makes less sense when you consider that Spain has legalized gay marriage, although the article doesn't say whether or not the women are married or not. And it does mention that Calamita railed against the liberal laws. But still....

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