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314th Family District Judge John Phillips Does Not Seem Warm On The Idea Of Gay People Adopting Children–We Should Vote For His Opponent

Which candidate for Harris County family District Court does not like the idea of gay people adopting children?

According to Houston Chronicle columnist Rick Casey, it is Republican incumbent John Phillips who feels this way about our fellow citizens who would just like to help a child get by in the world.

From Mr. casey’s column–

Mayor Annise Parker didn’t need to be reminded of this story. After last spring’s primary, she endorsed Phillips’ opponent, Judge David Longoria. (Her only other endorsement is of State Rep. Ellen Cohen.)

“Parker headlined a fundraiser last July partly because of Longoria’s extensive credentials. Another factor was that when she adopted two teenagers five years ago (a heroic act, in my opinion) she was advised that Phillips, who had jurisdiction because he had terminated the parental rights in the case, has often expressed his disapproval of allowing gays to adopt. Parker’s attorney, Connie Moore, managed to get the case transferred to another court, much to the teenagers’ good fortune.”

Click the link to read the full column about Judge Phillips and how he conducts his office.

It is so bad that Houston Mayor Annise Parker endorsed Judge Phillip’s opponent. This is only one of two races this year in which the Mayor has taken an active stand.

Running against Judge Phillips for the 314th District Court is David Longoria.

Be sure to vote in all the races on our Harris County ballot. They all matter.

Houston blogger Charles Kuffner has interviews with all the Democrats running for Judge in Harris County.

October 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

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