The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.

SUMMARY: Discrimination against persons with disabilities or parents whose children have disabilities is prohibited.

". . . shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability."

This language follows the structure of existing constitutional prohibitions against denying the right to vote on the basis of race (Amendment 15), sex (Amendment 19), the paying of a poll tax (Amendment 24), and age (Amendment 26). It seeks to guarantee to persons with disabilities the same legal presumption of parental fitness that is extended to every other parent.

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