Dienstag, 1. April 2014
Post-coital depression of the husband, who is considered of being dependent father before the law, if his wife gets pregnant, regardless by whom. If e.g. the wife gets pregnant while using her right of sexual self-realization outside of marriage, the husband is automatically committed to maintenance of the so-begotten child, unless he manages to legally prove that the child is not his. The aids for such proof were severely restricted in 2005 by the German Genetic Diagnostics Act (Federal Minister of Justice at that time: Brigitte Zypries, SPD). After that, genetic tests for paternity are only permitted when the mother of the minor child in question, in this case the wife, has given her prior written consent. Secretly conducted genetic tests, however, are punishable, and its result is not admissible as evidence in court. If the husband does not succeed in convincing a court of his suspicions and in obtaining a court order for a genetic test in case of consent refusal of the wife, he will remain the dependent father before the law, even if he is actually not the biological father. To that extent current law not only favors a pregnancy fraud by the wife, it makes its disclosure without consent of the wife even criminalized. In this cartoon reason enough for dark thoughts in the marriage bed: "And if she's unfaithful, though? ... cuckold child? ... paternity test? ... Zypries' Bitch Protection Act ... divorce and child law hostile towards men ... maintenance obligations ... depletion ... RUIN??!?" Wife would only be too pleased knowing these thoughts: "What are you thinking?" (2005).
Postscript: As suspected intention of such absurd legislation can probably only be assumed that the government wants every man advised: Become gay, then you have no such worries.