Kansas sperm donor to same-sex couple not liable for child support
A Kansas man who donated sperm to a same-sex couple is not legally the child's father and cannot be forced to pay child support, a court has ruled.
William Marotta, from Topeka, answered a classified ad in 2009 from two women who wished to have a child.
The couple later separated and the birth mother received state assistance.
The state's department for children and families, however, had sought to recoup costs and force Mr Marotta to pay ongoing child support.
County District Judge Mary Mattivi ruled that the birth mother, Jennifer Schreiner, and her former partner, Angela Bauer, should be... read more
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