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May 5, 2011

Fathers and Families Executive Director Glenn Sacks discussed NV AB 313 and SB 284, bills to address many of the family law/child custody problems faced by Nevada's active duty and reserve service members, on The Heidi Harris Show on KDWN in Las Vegas on May 5. Harris became interested in bills after seeing Sacks' column Protecting parents who serve (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/1/11). heidi-harris-kdwnHarris (pictured) criticized family courts for being "biased against men." Harris. a child of divorce, condemned Parental Alienation and visitation interference, and said that during her childhood, "I was lucky--my parents weren't jerks about it." We also discussed the Miller/Jenkins lesbian child custody battle--to learn more, see F & F's column MSN.com column With Gay Marriage Comes Gay Divorce: The Rise of Lesbian Custody Battles (10/15/09).

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June 1, 2011

wksuFathers and Families of Ohio Executive Committee Chairman Donald C. Hubin discussed HB 121 on NPR affiliate WKSU on June 1. To listen to Hubin, click here--the interview begins at 2:05. HB 121 is a bill to protect military parents' child custody rights which is modeled in part on AB 2416, which we helped pass in California last year. The bill recently passed the Ohio House of Representatives. To learn more about the bill, see Hubin's op-ed column Custody agreements should survive deployments (Columbus Dispatch, 4/6/11).

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June 20, 2011

msnbc-glenn-1F & F"s Glenn Sacks debated the new dad-bashing ‘Married Single Moms" survey on MSNBC Live on Friday, June 17. The survey's promoters, ForbesWoman.com and TheBump.com, claim in their highly-publicized press release that many mothers feel their husbands do so little that, though married, they're really like single mothers who have to do all the work. To watch the debate, click here. In the show's opening we're told that 92% of mothers feel "overwhelmed" and 70% resent their husbands. Alison Bernstein, Senior Editor of TheBump.com, then explained that "even working moms feel like they're taking the majority of work on their shoulders." Sacks replied with three points:

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kfwb-logo Fathers and Families Executive Director Glenn did a one hour interview on CBS radio in Los Angeles on Thursday July 28. To listen, click here. Glenn and KFWB AM 980 host Bob McCormick discussed numerous subjects, including:
  • The abuse of restraining orders and the lack of due process regarding domestic violence accusations
  • Paternity fraud
  • Alimony abuses
  • Default judgments
  • Shared parenting
  • Problems faced by unmarried fathers
  • The distinction between joint legal and joint physical custody
  • Child support
  • The problems faced by military parents

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August 14, 2011

npr-columbusDonald C. Hubin, Ph.D., Chairman of Fathers and Families of Ohio's Executive Committee discussed child support issues on NPR in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, August 16. To listen/watch the show and to comment on the NPR station's website, click here. The show is All Sides with Ann Fisher. In studio guests included:
  • Kim Newsom Bridges, Director, Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency Directors" Association
  • Susan A. Brown, Director of the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency
  • Glenn Harris, Director, African American Male Initiative, Columbus Urban League.
Hubin was invited to appear in studio but had a schedule conflict--nonetheless, he appeared on the show via phone for 20 minutes.

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