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The DC Code: § 16-907 Parent and child relationship defined.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
The term "legitimate" or "legitimated" means that the parent-child relationship exists for all rights, privileges, duties, and obligations under the laws of the District of Columbia.
b
The term "born out of wedlock" solely describes the circumstances that a child has been born to parents who, at the time of its birth, were not married to each other. The term "born in wedlock" solely describes the circumstances that a child has been born to parents who, at the time of its birth, were married to each other.
c
A child born to parents in a domestic partnership shall be treated for all legal purposes as a child born in wedlock. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "domestic partnership" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(4), but shall exclude a domestic partnership where a domestic partner is the parent, grandparent, sibling, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle of a woman who gives birth to a child.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-907. 1973 Ed., § 16-907. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-33 added subsec. (c). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-107, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-902. For Law 18-33, see notes following § 16-308. DC CODE § 16-907 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1, 77 Stat. 561; Apr. 7, 1977, D.C. Law 1-107, title I, § 104, 23 DCR 8737; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 18-33, § 3(b), 56 DCR 4269.)