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Paternity Fraud Bill]
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Pres. Candidate Johnson Tells F & F Family Law ?Is Ripe for Reform?; F & F
Pens Column on Paternity Fraud Bill
June 7, 2011
Presidential Candidate Johnson Tells F & F Activists, Audience That Family
Law System ?Is Ripe for Reform?
Simmons and Johnson
Fathers and Families supporter Marc Simmons, MD, shakes hands with presidential
candidate Gary Johnson at a GOP event June 3.
A contingent of Fathers and Families? Election Campaign 2012 activists attended
two New Hampshire GOP events over the weekend and asked presidential candidate
Gary Johnson, a former two-term governor of New Mexico, about family court
In Nashua on June 5, Johnson told F & F activists Roy Corbeil, a grandfather,
and Seth Diamond:
?Anything I could do on the federal level I would do, as president, to address
[this] real inequality. I recognize it, having been Governor of New Mexico.
It?s a huge issue?the courts rule?usually [if not] always against the
fathers?[in these rulings, fathers rights'] are obliterated, they?re
nonexistent. I recognize that?I?m open to ideas [on fixing it].?
At a Belknap County event, Johnson responded to a question from F & F activist
Shawn Gliklich, MD by telling the audience:
?[Family court] is an area that is really ripe for reform?I understand this
issue and have researched hundreds of these cases.?
Simmons and Johnson
Presidential candidate Gary Johnson pledges support for family court reform at
GOP event June 3.
At a recent New Hampshire GOP Straw Poll, Johnson finished behind the 1st
place finisher, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, in a close knot for
2nd with Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Ron Paul.
This is the second success in two weeks for the Fathers and Families? Election
Campaign 2012--at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Seacoast Republican Women?s
Breakfast with Newt Gingrich on May 26, F & F member Deanna Marchand asked
presidential candidate Newt Gingrich:
Family courts generally allow fit loving fathers only a few days a month with
their children. This is not only harmful to children since it?s so important
level of involvement by both parents in their lives, but it?s also a terrible
civil rights violation when the government dictates how much time a father or
mother can spend with his or her children. What are your thoughts on family
We Want YOU for Fathers and Families? Election Campaign 2012?Click Here to
In response, Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, criticized the family
law system for its ?extreme anti-male bias.?
Gingrich added that he was ?in favor of fathers having rights?We live in an age
that is very different than 50 years ago and I think that it is very often very
important?that we have a much greater sensitivity that both sides, both
parents, both have rights and have responsibilities??
We commend both Johnson and Gingrich for their awareness of and interest in the
crisis in family courts.
Fathers and Families? Election Campaign 2012
Fathers and Families? Election 2012 Campaign is a nonpartisan grassroots
campaign with the goal of injecting family court reform into the 2012 election
Between now and New Hampshire?s February 14, 2012 primary, our activists will
be going to candidates? campaign stops, rallies, and townhall meetings, as well
as calling in when candidates are interviewed on radio talk shows. We will be
politely and persistently asking candidates questions about family court
reform, with the goal of garnering media attention for our issues and getting
candidates to go on the record with their views.
Our central issue is simple?family courts harm children by routinely separating
them from one of the two people they love most.
How You Can Help
No matter where you are, there are many ways you can help:
1) If you are in New England and can volunteer to make appearances at campaign
stops and townhalls, please fill out our volunteer form here and type
?Fathers and Families? Election 2012 Campaign? at the beginning of the ?How I
Can Help? section.
2) We understand that many of you can?t participate due to geography or other
limitations. We still want you to fill out our volunteer form here and
* Helping us organize by making phone calls and doing web research.
* Making calls to reporters, radio talk shows, and candidates? offices,
writing letters and posting comments in response to our campaign Action Alerts.
You will see these on our website at www.FathersandFamilies.org, our
Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FathersandFamilies, and in our weekly
* Our New Hampshire efforts cost money?help defray our costs by giving at
We Are Non-Partisan
Fathers and Families is resolutely non-partisan and has and continues to work
successfully with legislators on both sides of the aisle on legislation to
promote family court reform. Our primary goal is to protect the loving bonds
children share with both parents after divorce or separation, and we?re happy
to work with any legislators or political figures who share this goal.
During the Fathers and Families Election Campaign 2012 we will be intervening
at both Republican and Democratic events. However, there are many more
Republican events than Democratic events because the Republican primary will be
hotly contested, whereas the Democrats have an incumbent running.
Johnson and Diamond
GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson (left) shakes hands with F & F activist
Seth Diamond (right) at Nashua BBQ June 5, pledging ?Anything I could do on the
federal level I would do, as president, to address this real inequality.?
Join Fathers and Families
Fathers and Families Fathers and Families is a family court reform
organization with a comprehensive strategy, an impressive history of
legislative and fundraising success, and the largest reach of any advocacy
group of its kind:
* Become an F & F Activist/Supporter by Filling out Our Volunteer Form
* Contribute to Fathers and Families
F & F in the News
F & F Pens Column for Los Angeles Daily News on Our Paternity Fraud Bill
Fathers and Families Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, MS, and Executive
Director Glenn Sacks have co-authored Bill would give ?duped dads? some
fairness under the law (Los Angeles Daily News, 6/2/11), laying out the case
for CA SB 375, a paternity fraud bill. The Daily News is Los Angeles? 2nd
largest newspaper, and the piece was the lead op-ed.
To write a Letter to the Editor about the column, please click here. To
post a comment on it, please click here.
In the column we wrote:
The Arnold Schwarzenegger paternity case has revealed a large flaw in
California family law, one which, ironically, Schwarzenegger attempted to fix
while Governor. The flaw? Schwarzenegger fathered a child with Mildred Patty
Baena, who was married to Rogelio Baena at the time. Under California law,
Schwarzenegger wouldn?t be obligated to pay a dime in child support?but
deceived husband Rogelio Baena would be.
Currently the only person who can be held legally responsible to support the
child is the mother?s then-husband, who is presumed to be the father because
the child was born into the marriage. Judges routinely (and at times
apologetically) saddle such ?duped dads? with stiff child support orders. In
one paternity fraud case, Arthur Gilbert, presiding judge of the Second
District, Division 6 Court of Appeal, wrote:
?I reluctantly concur with the majority. Once again I vent my frustration over
the state of [California] law in paternity cases?I would reverse the
judgment?if I could. But I cannot?[I] suggest the Legislature reconsider?Is
This year, Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) introduced SB 375, which would
end the marital paternity presumption.
To read the full column, click here.
F & F of Ohio?s Don Hubin Discusses HB 121 on NPR
F & F-Inspired NV Child Custody Bill Signed by Governor (6/1/11)
Ohio HB 121 Passes Senate, House, Goes to Governor Kasich for Signature
Charged With Murdering Her Mother-in-Law, Rosa Hill Says Stress of Custody
Battle Made Her Do It 
Five Israeli Dads Call Custody
Practice ?Institutionalized Torture?
Mother Who Abducted Daughter for 25 Years Sentenced to 18 Days in Jail
Father Denied Custody Because He ?is a man and the child is a girl?
Parents of Internationally Abducted Children Testify Before Congress
British MP: ?I will keep fighting to achieve the presumption of shared
New Mexico: Only One Report of Child Abuse in 20 is ?Substantiated?
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