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Ireland to Require Father’s Name on Birth Certificate, Still No Plans for Paid Paternity Leave
7 years ago

Ireland to Require Father’s Name on Birth Certificate, Still No Plans for Paid Paternity Leave

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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.

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Alberta: Gay Man Confirmed as Legal Father Though Former Partner Is Biological Parent
7 years ago

Alberta: Gay Man Confirmed as Legal Father Though Former Partner Is Biological Parent

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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.

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Two Thirds of Men in Zimbabwe Tricked in Matters of Paternity
8 years ago

Two Thirds of Men in Zimbabwe Tricked in Matters of Paternity

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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 …
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Sasha Brown-Worsham: Dad Insisting on Paternity Test Is Not a Bad Husband
8 years ago

Sasha Brown-Worsham: Dad Insisting on Paternity Test Is Not a Bad Husband

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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…

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Jamie Cumming Tally: 16 Children By January
9 years ago

Jamie Cumming Tally: 16 Children By January

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When last we checked in with Jamie Cumming, he was having his 15th child. This 34 year old English gent is now awaiting baby number 16, from the 14th …
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Unemployed Father Has 15 Kids with 13 Women
9 years ago

Unemployed Father Has 15 Kids with 13 Women

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Jamie Cumming, a 34 year old dude from England is a proud expectant father – but let’s not go high-fiving too hard just yet. It’s Cumming’s 15th child, via …
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Virginia Father Can’t Have His Daughter Back After Mother Adopts Out
9 years ago

Virginia Father Can’t Have His Daughter Back After Mother Adopts Out

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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.

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When Dad Isn’t the Biological Father
9 years ago

When Dad Isn’t the Biological Father

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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.

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