Recently, the New Hampshire House and Senate Committee of Conference came to an agreement regarding the final language for HB 1431, dubbed the “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Upon hearing news of the final bill agreement, Gov. Chris Sununu threatened to veto the bill, saying, “This bill as written creates numerous challenges for kids. I share the concerns of the Attorney General and as such, will veto the bill if it reaches my desk.”
These “concerns” from the New Hampshire Attorney General included comments regarding the state’s Law Against Discrimination as well as “sex-based classification” in federal law. The National Legal Foundation has sent a letter, available for download below, to Speaker of the House Sherman Packard and House Majority Leader Jason Osborne detailing the constitutional moorings for the “fundamental right” of parents to direct the welfare, education, and upbringing of their children without undue interference by the state as well as clarifying the case law surrounding discrimination.