Everyone seems to have personal rights today, everyone that is except parents.
State of Oregon
Oregon legislators have passed multiple statutes creating policies giving minors rights in violation of existing state laws.
Parental Rights to “guide the education, moral standards, religious beliefs and elements of good citizenship of their children”. ORS 336.035(2)
Age of Consent to Sex, 18 yrs. of age. ORS 167.03
Comprehensive Sexuality Education:
Oregon is considered the most Progressive in this arena. In 2009, the Oregon legislature passed legislation requiring K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (Oregon Revised Statute - ORS 336.455)1 which requires that each school district shall provide age- appropriate human sexuality education courses in all public elementary and secondary schools. This law also states that information is to be medically accurate, promote abstinence and mutually monogamous relationships and encourage family communication and involvement to help students learn to make responsible decisions.
After passing legislation, Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are written by ‘agencies’ who provide additional detail/defining of the requirements of a statute (law). In 2012, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) made revisions to their OAR 581-022-1440 (Human Sexuality Education). These new revisions required the use of “best practices”, “age-appropriate”, “balanced”, “medically accurate”, and current scientific information and effective education strategies.
ODE passed these 2012 OAR revisions without public input, as a consent item (combined agenda items approved without discussion or individual motions). After passing the consent items and, at an Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside in 2013, Brad Victor, ODE’s Sexuality and Student Health ‘expert’ at the time declared, “Bingo Boom! We have the most progressive sex education in the nation!
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ORS 332.072 Legal Status of School Districts
All School Districts are bodies corporate, and the district school board is authorized to transact all business coming within the jurisdiction of the district and to sue and be sued. Pursuant to law, district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district. (1965 c.100& 139)
The Oregon Equality Act, signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski on May 9, 2007, banned discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. The protections became law on January 1, 2008. Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination statutes require LGBTQ and Transgender comprehensive indoctrination in public schools. Course curriculum plans require students to respect and accept these lifestyles as NORMAL.
Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE) advocates for parental rights to any and all ‘Transgender Conditioning’ your child may receive or be exposed to while in the care of his/her school.
Although doctors across the spectrum confirm 80 to 95% of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria, when allowed to develop normally, eventually identify with their biological sex, the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), an unelected, unaccountable committee appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber, voted 8-2 to allow children as young as 15 yrs. to undergo transgender conditioning, including hormone replacement and genital mutilation without regard for the possible long term consequences.
Oregon Students age 15+ can request referrals through local School Based Health Clinics. Treatment covered by the Oregon Health Authority is available for minors at taxpayer expense, without knowledge or permission from parents, interfering with parental rights as primary decision-maker for their child’s health and education.
Oregon Law signed by governor Kate Brown, restricts parents’ rights to seek counseling for minor children to help them with sexual orientation confusion or gender dysphoria (affirming biological sex), thus preventing a child from the health and safety dangers most commonly associated with this confusion. Oregon HB 2307 (2015) Amended ORS 675.300
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School Based Health Clinics
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Safety & Privacy
Oregon Department of Education embraced the Obama illegal directive as law, so now Parents Rights in Education and Alliance Defending Freedom are working to right the ship.
Dallas, Oregon School District decided to allow a biological female pretending to be a male, to undress in the boys’ locker room. Parents’ Rights In Education sued for the rights of individual students to privacy in respective locker/bath facilities while on the school campus.
With no option for appeal, U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez threw out the lawsuit. Case law cited by Judge Hernandez involved adults, not MINOR children. Oregon law, ORS659A.403 says “school districts may provide for minor children, safety and privacy, by maintaining sex segregated restrooms and locker rooms by biological sex, and provide single stall facilities for anyone requesting alternative accommodation, without breaking any laws.”
Obscenity in Schools
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation isolating child pornography as a uniquely tragic and distinct criminal offense. Now, our children are exposed to pornography in a very different way. Graphic descriptions of all forms of sexual activities are made available to students, not only via curriculum but recommended websites. Pornography is now offered as a means of “safe sex.”
Although Oregon law (ORS 167.080) makes it a crime (Class A Misdemeanor, fine not exceeding $10,000) to display obscene materials to minors, there are now legal exceptions. The Exemption Defense law (ORS.085), states exempted individuals are “a bona fide school, museum or public library, or individual acting in the course of employment of such entity listed.”