Eugene Volokh has a fascinating rundown of case law wherein judges issued orders to parents in divorce cases restricting their right to speech on matters of homosexuality. In one case, a lesbian who became a born-again Christian was ordered to “make sure that there is nothing in the religious upbringing or teaching that the minor child is exposed to that can be considered homophobic.” In another, a judge issued one by which a father was “RESTRAINED, pending a final hearing in this cause, from taking the child around or otherwise exposing the child to his gay lover(s) and/or his gay lifestyle.”


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  1. Mac Swift says:

    I view judges on the same level that I view lawyers, pedophiles, serial killers and terrorists.

    That is to say, I don’t hold them in very high regard.