Bill would expand right to paternity test

Capital News Service
LANSING- Daniel Quinn of Fenton says he hasn’t seen his daughter in three years because under state law, he is not allowed to prove he is her father. Quinn said that five years ago he fathered a child with a woman who was separated from her husband. Quinn and the woman raised the girl for more than two years together. When the woman returned to her husband, Quinn said he lost all rights to see his child. Quinn’s case prompted Sen. Steven Bieda, D-Warren, to introduce a bill to change Michigan’s Paternity Act.