[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[S.J. Res. 37 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. J. RES. 37

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
                      relating to parental rights.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              June 4, 2014

 Mr. Graham introduced the following joint resolution; which was read 
          twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
                      relating to parental rights.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, 
education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
    ``Section 2. The parental right to direct education includes the 
right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the 
right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one's child.
    ``Section 3. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe 
these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as 
applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
    ``Section 4. This article shall not be construed to apply to a 
parental action or decision that would end life.
    ``Section 5. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of 
international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply 
to the rights guaranteed by this article.''.
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