Parental Rights in Louisiana

Resolution Supporting the PRA

We did it! Thanks in part to your support, in 2010, by unanimous vote in both houses, the Louisiana legislature adopted SCR 38, a resolution calling on Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the States for ratification. (Learn more about state resolutions.)

Louisiana Parental Rights News

Parental Rights Amendment to Louisiana Constitution to be voted on TOMORROW!

May 15, 2023

We are excited to let you know that the Louisiana House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.B. 152, a proposed parental rights amendment to the Louisiana Constitution, tomorrow (Tuesday) when they come into session at 1 PM. This powerful amendment, introduced by State Representative Beryl Amedee, will enshrine parental rights into the Louisiana…

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Louisiana State Law and Parental Rights

At Risk

Louisiana Children's Code Article 101 supports parental rights and family privacy. However, Louisiana does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.

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Louisiana Courts and Parental Rights

Strict Scrutiny Protection Not Firmly Established

While Louisiana courts have established a precedent of respecting parental rights to a considerable degree, their status as "fundamental rights" demanding of "strict scrutiny" protection is not firmly established.