Give Jim Evans his right back to be a stepfather to his partners children.
  • Petitioned Judge Charley E. Prine, Jr. - 713-755-6234

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Judge Charley E. Prine, Jr. - 713-755-6234
Texas Governor
President of the United States
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
Texas-147
State Rep. Garnet Coleman
Texas
Gov. Rick Perry

Give Jim Evans his right back to be a stepfather to his partners children.

    1. Yvonne Pd
    2. Petition by

      Yvonne Pd

      Berlin, Germany

A judge should be objective irregardles of gender or orientation. No childred were abused or harmed and denying the stepfather of the children to be alone in one room with them is harassing and misplaced.

"A Houston judge entered an order on June 24 which prohibits a father from leaving his children alone with any man they aren’t related to “by blood or adoption.” Because there was no allegation of abuse in the case, family law practitioners say the order is an unheard of infringement on the rights of parents and a judicial condemnation of the fact that the man, William Flowers, is not only gay but married to his partner, Jim Evans. (...) Following the trial, Harris County Associate Judge Charley E. Prine, Jr. issued a ruling which included an injunction applicable only to William. It prohibits him from leaving his children alone with any male to whom the kids are not related by “blood or adoption.” So if, for example, William wants to visit his mother in the hospital (where she’s been for several weeks), he can’t leave his kids at home with his husband. As written, the injunction also prohibits male doctors, teachers and pastors from being alone with the children." Read full article by chron.com here: http://blog.chron.com/partisangridlock/2011/08/houston-judge-limits-rights-of-gay-father/

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    1. Harris County judge Charley Prine gave his final signature to it!

      Yvonne Pd
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Prine has made it clear, he won't change is mind and continue to project his own bigoted beliefs
      on other, loving families. Spread the message and help Jim and William.

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Julie Pousson SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      This decision was made for the sole reason of disrupting a family, which is the opposite of what a family court judge is charged with doing.

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    • Carol Thom WESTCHESTER, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Aside from applying the law differently to one person based on sexual preference, this judge is just lacking in common decency. This injunction doesn't even take the best interest of the children into account.

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    • Karyn Milos MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      This injunction is utterly absurd and baseless, as well as cruel and impractical. Are we going to start banning babysitters? And why only male non-relatives? Judge Prine, you are supposed to be a fair and impartial upholder of justice. That does not give you the right to discriminate against a parent simply because he happens to be gay.

      Your prejudice in this matter is going to wreak havoc on daily life in this household. Use common sense and set aside your personal prejudices and remove the injunction against William Flowers prohibiting him from leaving his children in the care of a "non-related" male.

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    • Jonathan Eisenberg MINNNETONKA, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      This is a biased, political, bigoted ruling. How can a judge rule out an entire gender of people from taking care of a child? Why would a 14 year old girl be OK to care for the child but not a 40 year old male?

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    • Leah Nelson ROCHESTER, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      This is a sick and twisted example of extreme judicial activism. Who gives this judge the right to discriminate so blatantly and widely? To go so far as to block an entire gender from being alone with these 3 children in the attempt to block one person is so outlandishly ridiculous. This judge's bigotry and ignorance make me incredibly thankful never to have had the misfortune of living in Texas. Shame on you.

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