OK, so this guy is married, and he and his wife have four kids. But he’s gay, and has a few affairs, gets caught, there’s a messy divorce, and some judge in Georgia (the state, not the country) orders dad to keep all his homosexual friends away from the kids forever.

Which, when you think about it for just a few seconds, is rather astounding and complexified.

Eventually, the gay dad fought this in court and won.

“It’s a fairy tale ending,” [he said] after the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the ban.

He didn’t hide the fact he was gay from the kids, but they couldn’t be around his partner, Sanchez. He was afraid to invite straight friends who might be accused of being gay. And he wouldn’t dare bring his children to his place in downtown Atlanta, even though his wife once brought a boyfriend to his daughter’s concert.

“I was always afraid of the ‘What if?'” Mongerson said. “I felt isolated, alone. She could go get friends, have them watch the kids, but I could never because I was gay.”

[His boyfriend, fearful of somehow violating the order, would run through all sorts of scenarios.

“What if you and I are on a plane, and your kids happen to be on the plane?” he would ask incredulously. “Do I jump out?”

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  1. #1 Brownian
    June 23, 2009

    What court do we petition to order all podunk Georgian politicians and judges away from the rest of us forever?

  2. #2 peter
    June 23, 2009

    What is complicated here? An idiot judge made a idiot judgement, that was overturned.

    What was this a..hole of a judge thinking anyway? The kid might get abused by the dad’s boyfriend? Either that is what the judgement implies, or it is outright discrimination against the dads partner.

  3. #3 Stephanie Z
    June 23, 2009

    The complicated part, peter, is the convolutions needed to comply with the idiotic judgment.

  4. #4 the real meme
    June 23, 2009

    “”It’s a fairy tale ending,” [he said] after the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the ban.”

    I think he spelled tail wrong…