This is something I’ve had in my head a while, but have been in the fence about posting because I know it changes the dynamics of the relationship between these three. But in this time period it would be very uncommon for John not to have a wife- Jefferson barely gets off because being a valet is a full time position, and often servants had to leave once they married.

Sorry if this ruins the story for some people, but this is just how it was for people of this  persuasion. You did what you should publicly and made sure to hide what you were really doing carefully. Sodomy and indecent behaviour no longer carried a death penalty, but it did come with years of hard labour if you got caught.