Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sperm Donor Owes Child Support

Sperm Donor Owes Child Support

Sperm Donor To Lesbian Couples Owes Child Support in Kansas
Sperm Donor To Lesbian Couple Owes Child Support
A Kansas judge ruled that a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple must now pay child support. William Marotta had responded to an online ad seeking a sperm donor for a lesbian couple. Since the parties did not include the services of a licensed physician, Marotta did not qualify as a sperm donor by law. Since the couple is now applying for state assistance, he is required to pay child support. The couple has received about $6,000 in public assistance.

This state ruling brings up some interesting questions. Is it the child that is entitled to the public assistance or the parents of the child? If the sperm donor knowingly went into the agreement, absolving himself of responsibility, to the agreement of the other parents, is he responsible?

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