Judge John Roach (pictured) ruled on May 7 that Carolyn Compton and her lesbian partner Page Price cannot live together because of a “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers.
According to the Dallas Voice, the “morality clause” bans Compton from having a person that she is not related to “by blood or marriage” in her home past 9 p.m. when her children are present.
The two women have been in a relationship for three years in McKinney, Texas.
Texas does not allow gay marriage, so Compton cannot live with Price as long Compton has custody of her children.
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Judge Roach reportedly gave Price 30 days to move out of Compton’s home per the “morality clause.”
Price posted on Facebook that it was Judge Roach who placed the “morality clause” in the divorce papers because he didn’t like Compton’s “lifestyle.”
Price claims that Compton’s ex-husband, Joshua Compton, rarely sees their two children and was once charged with stalking Compton.
According to court records, Joshua Compton was charged with third-degree felony stalking in 2011, but pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing.
While Compton can appeal Judge Roach's decision, experts are split on whether she could win in the often-conservative Texas court system.
If the U.S. Supreme Court were to legalize gay marriage nationally that would allow Price to stay with Compton, if they got married.