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June 18, 2007

Legislative Bill 571: Legalizing Adoption by Unmarried “Couples”

Sponsors:
Senators Lowen Kruse, Abbie Cornett, and DiAnna Schimek

Summary:
Legislative Bill 571 would allow heterosexual and homosexual “couples” or any other two adults, “regardless of their marital status,” to jointly adopt children.

Status:

1/17/2007Introduced
1/18/2007Referred to Judiciary Committee
2/15/2007Notice of Hearing on 03-01-2007
3/1/2007Motion to suspend rules and cancel public hearing prevailed, scheduled hearing (3-1-2007) canceled
3/13/2007Notice of Hearing on 3/20/2007 (Reschedule)

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose. Homeschooling is based on a traditional interpretation of parental rights. These rights are derived from a number of sources, including “western civilization concepts of the family as a union of a man and a woman with broad parental authority over minor children…” [See U.S. Supreme Court case Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000)]. An attack on these concepts erodes parental rights and the foundation for home education.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

February-23-2007—Nebraska—Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

March-16-2007—Nebraska—Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History