The Massachusetts legislature is conducting hearings Wednesday on a bill that would bar divorcing couples with children from carrying on a sexual relationship while in their own home.
The bill would prevent parents from "conducting a dating or sexual relationship within the home" until the divorce is final.
Although seemingly written to spare children the pain of seeing their parents become involved with other people, the bill's language is so broad it can easily be interpreted as forbidding sex entirely.
Parents that wish to have sex would need to get a judge's approval.
State Sen. Richard Ross sponsored the bill on behalf of his constituent Wrentham Selectman Robert Leclair.