Parental Rights in Oklahoma
On March 17, 2023, the Oklahoma State Department of Education held an open forum to allow public comment on proposed rule changes that would expand parents’ rights to be notified regarding sex education materials, including gender identity or sexual orientation, and that would strengthen language against encouraging minors to hide information from their parents. These rules…
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Thanks in part to your support, Oklahoma's Parents' Bill of Rights was signed into law on May 9, 2014.
25 Okl. St. § 2001 and 2002, which establish fundamental parental rights and include details covering several areas of law, were adopted in 2014. House Bill 1384 passed the House (89-3) on Feb. 20, 2014, and the Senate (43-0) on April 14. Amended by the Senate, it returned to the House for a final vote (88-3) on May 6.
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court in Neal v. Nesvold, 14 P.3d 547, 549 (Okla. 2000) held that proof of harm is required before courts can override the right of parents to make visitation decisions for their children.