Parental Rights in Oregon

Oregon Parental Rights News

State Efforts Moving Forward for 2021

September 23, 2020

It’s hard to see 2021 from here, what with another full month of hurricane season, elections looming in November, fires raging out west, and unrest continuing in cities across the nation. Yet we are excited to be working with volunteers in 16 different states on securing lawmakers to introduce parental rights legislation in the coming…

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Oregon State Law and Parental Rights

At Risk

Oregon does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.

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Oregon Courts and Parental Rights

At High Risk!

Oregon courts have not established a precedent of protecting fundamental parental rights with the strict scrutiny standard of review.

In fact, in his concurring opinion in In re Marriage of Winczewski, 72 P.3d 1012, 1034 (Or. Ct. App. 2003), Chief Justice Deits of the Oregon Court of Appeals pointed out that "The Court in Troxel did not adopt the 'compelling state interest' standard and we have expressly rejected that legal standard."