8. You are Not the Father…Even Though You Are
The next case actually comes from the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court made this ruling in the 1980s, but it may surprise people to learn that this is still the law given all the advances in science.
In Micheal H vs Gerald D., the Supreme Court took on the concept of paternity. Long story short, a man and a woman were married. The woman became pregnant during the course of the marriage, but she had a huge secret. She had been carrying on an affair with another man. A DNA test on the baby proved that the child was a result of the extramarital affair. Both men wanted the baby. The court ruled that a child that is born during the course of marriage is automatically the child of the husband, regardless of DNA proof that someone else is the father.