Changing sexual orientation is not a basis to lose custody

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.