FACT Statement on Parental Rights and Transgender Legislation
FACT released today the following statement concerning the negative impact of litigation over Senate Bill 1/House Bill 1 addressing “gender affirming case” provided to minors may have on the nature and scope of parental rights.
An amendment has been offered to the House and Senate Republican Leadership by FACT to counter the ACLU’s version of parental rights that will be used in federal court as the basis for its claim that the proposed law is unconstitutional. The proposed amendment is at this link. It shows the language of the provision in the bill at issue, the two sentences in that provision that FACT believes must be removed, and the addition (in red font) that we believe must be made.
To date, no response has been given by Senate or House leadership to our request that the offered amendment be adopted.