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.
| Colorado Initiative 17 (1996)|
|Yes|| 615,202|| 42.35%|
Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| 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?