A group of New Hampshire Republicans tanked their own party’s parental rights bill in a House floor debate on May 18 because they said they believe children have a constitutional right to privacy from their parents.
“We all agree parents have constitutional rights,” said Rep. Dan Hynes (R-Hillsborough). “You know who also has constitutional rights … children. One person’s rights cannot be infringed upon by another.”
Hynes also argued that language in
the Bill of Parental Rights invites “government intrusion” in the private lives of children.
He was among three Republicans who brought forward amendments to eliminate specific language that school officials be required to give a truthful answer to parents if they asked if their children were undergoing any kind of gender transition at school….