Judge set to rule in Kansas Sperm donor case

Posted 10 months ago

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Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi

Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi

(AP) — A Kansas judge says she will issue a written ruling after both sides in a sperm donor case presented arguments for a summary judgment in their favor.

Attorneys for the state and William Marotta appeared at a hearing Friday before Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi in the case of a Topeka man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple who advertised for help on Craigslist.

The state contends Marotta is the father of a now-4-year-old girl and must pay child support. Marotta’s attorneys say he signed a contract waiving parental rights before providing sperm and never intended to become a father.

The judge didn’t say when she would issue her ruling.


2 Responses to “Judge set to rule in Kansas Sperm donor case”

  1. 2 cents says:

    If men are to be held responsible for the rearing of children they have no influence with it will lead to the elimination of all rational incentive to procreate, whether clinically inseminated or directly inseminated, the natural way.

    Eliminating enthusiastic volunteers to plant the seeds of future generations does not bode well for the future of civilization. It is however, a novel approach to non-violent population reduction.

  2. LetFreedomRing says:

    The State should have exercised some sense here and not pursued child support collection. People should be not forced into doctors offices to be considered as “sperm donors” only. If a couple wants a baby and finds a donor on their own — treat it just like an adoption and leave the donor alone.

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