Does sexual orientation of a parent matter?

Before there is a court order, who has custody? What factors does a court consider in making a custody decision? Do mothers have an advantage in custody proceedings?

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Question: Does sexual orientation of a parent matter? Answer: Sexual orientation may be considered in making a custody decision only insofar as the minor child is actually harmed by it. This puts sexual orientation in the same category as lots of other behavior, including adultery and religious practices.

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