The purpose of this Comment is to encourage the Washington legislature to amend the WPA and to suggest potential avenues for challenging the Act if it is not amended. Part II of this Comment provides the historical and legal context necessary to analyze and critique the WPA. Part III discusses the WPA's serious shortcomings and explores one potential constitutional challenge to the Act. Part IV contains recommendations for amending the WPA.
Stacey Scriven Bernstein, Washington's 2002 Parentage Act: A Step Backward for the Rights of Nonmarital Children, 30 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 195 (2006).