Parental Rights in Washington
Washington Parental Rights News
Washington State Law and Parental Rights
Washington does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.
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Washington Courts and Parental Rights
Affirmed as Fundamental, Although Strict Scrutiny Not Mentioned
In re Welfare of C.S., 225 P.3d 953, 954 (Wash. 2010):
"¶ 6 A biological parent has fundamental liberty and privacy interests in raising his or her child, and the State can infringe upon those interests only when the parent is endangering the child's physical or emotional welfare."