Mich. bills would extend biological dads' rights

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Michigan Legislature has approved bills that would give biological fathers some rights to their children, even if the mothers were married to other men at the time of birth.

Michigan law now presumes that a woman's husband is the father of her children, making him responsible for their support and denying parental rights to the biological father.

Lawmakers last week passed measures extending rights to biological fathers. The proposal awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

Daniel Quinn of Livingston County's Hartland Township near Fenton tells Mlive.com (http://bit.ly/Kd9mmr ) he hopes to benefit from a change in the law.

Quinn says he's been unable to see his 6-year-old daughter since 2008. He says the girl's mother was separated from her husband when Quinn impregnated her.

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