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A court on Wednesday found constitutional a legal provision that allows only men and not women to file a lawsuit denying the legal fatherhood of a child, dismissing a claim filed against the state by a family for damages related to the accuracy of their legal paternity.

The ¥2.2 million damages suit was filed with the Kobe District Court by a woman in her 60s living in Kobe, as well as the woman’s two grandchildren and her daughter who is in her 30s.

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