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    Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

    This guy is an idiot. When you think you've seen it all, you have....this.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014...d-support?lite

    Kansas sperm donor to appeal ruling that he must pay child support


    KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child plans to appeal a judge's ruling that he is the legal father of the girl and must pay child support, his lawyer said on Thursday.

    William Marotta, 47, was financially responsible for the child because under state law sperm for artificial insemination must be donated through a physician, a judge ruled on Wednesday, siding with the state of Kansas.

    The couple, Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer, had found Marotta by advertising on Craigslist and did not use a physician in the donation process, according to court records. They signed a contract agreeing that Marotta would have no financial responsibility to the child.

    When the couple encountered money difficulties and one sought state benefits, the state petitioned to have Marotta declared the child's father and financially responsible.

    "A parent may not terminate parental rights by contract ... even when the parties have consented," Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi ruled.

    Marotta's lawyer, Ben Swinnen, said his client would appeal the ruling, which raised the question of whether a man could only be considered a sperm donor in Kansas if he goes through a physician.

    "It takes a very sweeping reading of the statute," he said.

    Swinnen said Marotta and his wife have no children of their own but have fostered a daughter, adding he was simply trying to help a couple who wanted a child.
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    about time some ruling has come down about this,may stop dumb guys
    knocking the the top off one to help a lesbian out, bugger the carpet munchers,
    let them have a virgin birth instead.
    {bugger as in piss off}

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    I know a gay couple who have had one beautiful child and are currently pregnant with another, they're great parents, why shouldnt they be allowed the privelege of having children?

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    I trust this thread is a joke. A sperm donor is just that, he is not a father and is not legally responsible.

    What happens next, somebody finds Willy's wank sock, takes it to the hospital, gets knocked up, then Willy is considered responsible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    I know a gay couple who have had one beautiful child and are currently pregnant with another, they're great parents, why shouldnt they be allowed the privelege of having children?
    Absolutely they should be allowed to. They shouldn't be allowed to (if they split up for example) have any access to compensation from the donor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I trust this thread is a joke.
    It's not a joke. The story has been followed by the media for some time. This is not the first time this has happened.

    A sperm donor is just that, he is not a father and is not legally responsible.
    That is all fine and dandy. But that is not what a judge ruled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    I know a gay couple who have had one beautiful child and are currently pregnant with another, they're great parents, why shouldnt they be allowed the privelege of having children?
    Absolutely they should be allowed to. They shouldn't be allowed to (if they split up for example) have any access to compensation from the donor.
    Agreed with both points.

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