Among his many contributions to the world was a bit of sperm he donated to a lesbian couple. The twosome could experience the joys of parenthood while averting biological normalcy.
Alas, the couple separated and child support is required. Guess who gets stuck!
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In her ruling, Mattivi wrote: “Kansas law is clear that a 'donor of semen provided to a licensed physician for use in artificial insemination of a woman other than the donor’s wife is treated in law as if he were not the birth father of a child thereby conceived, unless agreed to in writing by the donor and the woman.'Continue reading ►
“In this case, quite simply, the parties failed to conform to the statutory requirements of the Kansas Parentage Act in not enlisting a licensed physician at some point in the artificial insemination process, and the parties’ self-designation of (Marotta) as a sperm donor is insufficient to relieve (Marotta) of parental rights and responsibilities."
Mr Marotta's attorney, Benoit Swinnen said he was "disappointed" but "not totally surprised" by the ruling.
"We stand by our story", he said. "There was no personal relationship whatsoever between my client and the mother, or the partner of the mother, or the child. Anything the state insinuates is vilifying my client, and I will address it."
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