Sunday 4 December 2016

In name of the unmarried father

Published 07/10/2010 | 05:00

Another stupid verdict from the European Court of Justice decrees that an unmarried father has no legal rights regarding his children.

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Effectively this means he cannot be their father but if he can't pay their mother for their upbringing, for whatever reason, he can be sent to jail.

What a sad world we live in when, on the one hand, same-sex couples are clamouring to adopt children -- and succeeding -- while a father needs permission if he wishes to visit his own.

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