New legislation in Ireland will require fathers’ names be put on birth certificates – a move that some applaud and others still feel is not enough to ensure fathers’ rights.
In other recent news, there is still no plan for paid paternity leave for Irish dads.
As our definitions of marriage evolve, so do our definitions of parenthood. Many places around the world have precedent for step-parents and adoptive parents gaining full custody and parental rights, but what about gay parents?
A gay dude in Alberta was just confirmed as the legal father of a 10-year old girl – one that he was raising with his ex-partner, the girl’s biological father.
More than two-thirds of Zimbabwean men who took court-ordered paternity tests in 2011 found that the child attributed to them wasn’t indeed theirs.
After Zimbabwe moved from their local …
A link that got lost in the storm lately was one from The Stir by Sasha Brown-Worsham about fathers insisting on paternity tests. While most people snub their nose up at the idea, Brown-Worsham raises some good points, like ta hear’em? Hereya go.
First off, the irrefutable evidence: when a child is born, everyone knows which vagina he or she just destroyed like Godzilla emerging through a Tokyo skyline. Obviously, the chick on the table with the squinty look on her face and the trail of blood out of her is the mother…
Just yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court rejected a father’s attempt to overturn his daughter’s adoption. He evidently didn’t meet the deadlines in two states for asserting parental rights.
John M. Wyatt, the Virginia father, also tried to evoke the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act – which would require the Utah Supreme Court to give him custody of his daughter, “Baby Emma.” The court denied this as well, claiming that he needed to raise the argument in a lower court first.
The story gets worse.
I’ve been sitting on this one a couple of days since it’s not time-sensitive, and because eff you, I felt like it, that’s why.
I first read this on Babble’s Strollerderby section, then on Jezebel, but ended up saucing the original article from Good Men Project. It’s a Hugo Schwyzer piece about Schwyzer’s own experience in possibly – or possibly not – fathering a child.