illegitimacy

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illegitimacy

Nonmarital, out of wedlock Social medicine The legal status of a child born to unwed parents
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The allegations are part of a series of parish paternity actions that will greatly embarrass the Church.
(180) Both fathers were unmarried, established their rights to develop a parental relationship with their unborn children by filing paternity actions that they won by default, and obtained temporary restraining orders to halt potential adoptions of their unborn children.
"Paternity actions have evolved from the parading of witnesses in a courtroom to produce what was ultimately a somewhat speculative answer on the question of paternity to the conducting of a blood test resulting in a highly accurate determination of paternity," the Michigan court wrote.
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If men declared to be fathers by default judgments in paternity actions are not also entitled to post-judgment blood tests, is this a denial of equal protection?