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NPR's Elaine Korry reports that fathers in California and elsewhere are lobbying to get out of child support payments if they can prove they are not the biological father. Centuries-old common law holds that a man is the father of any child born to his wife during marriage. But DNA can show otherwise, and bills pending in several state legislatures would correct what bill sponsors call a tradition that is unfair to men. Child advocates worry these bills are unfair to children.



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