Colorado Parental Rights, Initiative 17 (1996)

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The Colorado Parental Rights Initiative, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have specified parental rights to control the upbringing, education, values and discipline of their children.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 17 (1996)
Defeatedd No837,60657.65%
Yes 615,202 42.35%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution concerning parental rights, and, in connection therewith, specifying that parents have the right to direct and control the upbringing, education, values, and discipline of their children?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 20, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.