Parental Rights Bill Stirs Debate in Legislature

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Rep. Senfronia Thompson (c), D-Houston, asks a question of Rep. David Simpson in a debate about the House rules on January 9, 2013.
Rep. Senfronia Thompson (c), D-Houston, asks a question of Rep. David Simpson in a debate about the House rules on January 9, 2013.

The Legislature has taken up a bill that would increase the number of extended-family members who can sue for visitation rights if they believe a parent has put a child's well-being at risk.

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