This is only one of the portions of the bill that I have concerns with - mother is named specifically: The other portions give judges too much power allowing them to make rulings without following the requirements of the federal government for the state to receive funding. Hence the Kansas tax payer pays for it. (I always talk about taxes because most people don't want to hear about what's happening to the children - they sure do care about their taxes though - especially with a budget deficit - their taxes may have to be increased - yahooooooo!) I always say if you don't care about the children - let me talk to you about something you do care about - your money......
SENATE BILL No. 38—page 8
(C) Neither parent shall be considered to have a vested interest in the custody or residency of any child as against the other parent, regardless of the age of the child, and there shall be no presumption that it is in the best interests of any infant or young child to give custody or residency to the mother.
The Kansas Constitution states:
§ 6: Rights of women. The legislature shall provide for the protection of the rights of women, in acquiring and possessing property, real, personal and mixed, separate and apart from the husband; and shall also provide for their equal rights in the possession of their children.