For some, divorce and separation follows a parent’s change in sexual orientation. While some parents may argue that a change in sexual orientation should be hidden from the children. Or, that a change in sexual orientation should form the basis to change custody. In New York, a parent’s sexual orientation should not be considered as a factor in setting or changing custody. Further, a parent has every right to inform their children about their sexual orientation (provided the children are old enough to understand the issue). This issue was recently discussed in a New York Post article available here discussing a woman who lost her children after she came out as gay and, on appeal, got them back.
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