March 5, 2015
On March 3, 2015, the Denver Post published an op-ed by National Parents Organization of Colorado Co-Chair Gilbert Tso titled “Standing up for Parent-Child Relationships.”
In the op-ed, Tso wrote, “Not only do parents deserve to play an active role in their children’s lives, but all children — especially those whose parents are separated or divorced — have a fundamental right to a childhood filled with the love and care of not just one, but both, parents. For this reason, I urge the Colorado legislature to pass Senate Bill 77, known as the Parent’s Bill of Rights, and Senate Bill 129, regarding the preservation of the parent-child relationship.
While I am pleased the Parent’s Bill of Rights passed the Senate, it faces hurdles in the House. The legislation has received significant, controversial attention for provisions related to vaccinations and sex education, but there’s a section of the bill that stands to have a dramatically larger positive impact on our modern families — the piece recognizing children’s rights as a fundamental, natural right.”