Father’s Fight: Dad scores big win for biological fathers in Florida Supreme Court

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'Can a biological father be blocked from seeing his child? In Florida, the answer in some cases was yes. But one dad’s case made it all the way to Florida’s Supreme Court. 7’s Brian Entin has our special report in “Father’s Fight.”
Connor Perkins: “I raised my child for three years, and then all the sudden, I’m nothing, right? I have no rights. I am not considered a father, I get stripped of all my rights.”

Connor had the baby with a married woman. A DNA test proved he was the biological father.

But when the little girl was 3 years old, the woman and her husband argued in court they would raise the child, and wanted Connor out of the picture.

Legally, they could do that. An old Florida law said marriage overrides biology when it comes to a man’s parental rights.

Connor Perkins: “I never could have imagined that I would be in this situation today, where I’d be fighting for rights to my own daughter.”

It’s a fight fathers have been losing for years, but Connor just scored a major victory in the Florida Supreme Court.'

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