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confused n georgia
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I have not came out as being a lesbian. I am evaluating my sexuality. I have left my husband an filed for a divorce. My question is will the custody of my minor child be influenced if I was to actually be gay? I don't know if state laws are different. I don't want to tell my lawyer. My husband thinks I might be even though I have never even mentioned it. We've just had problems for a long time. Thank You for any help.
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kitka
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Honestly, I don't think we can give you a hard and fast answer on that... you're gonna be at the mercy of the justice system of Georgia if you're petitioning for custody.

There aren't any laws on the books in terms of "gay parents don't get to have custody," but because of our screwed up society, things tend to function that way.

Are the problems in your marriage causing you to question your identity, or is this something you've wondered about for a while?

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?ubb=forum;f=25

This forum is for gender issues, if you're interested in trying to evaluate your situation with some feedback.

Hope this helps.

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It's not just my marriage. I've thought this way for a while. Being married I've had to lie to myself for a long time. It just scares me to try and explore right now because of my divorce.
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