Parental Rights in Oregon

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Oklahoma House Chamber

Legislative Update and a Big Surprise

April 16, 2019

This legislative season has been something of a mixed bag, with some victories, some disappointments, some challenges, and one particular story that took us by surprise. Some Victories In Oklahoma, the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) resolution, SCR 1, passed the House of Representatives by unanimous consent on April 3, making Oklahoma the seventh state to…

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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."