A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple after answering an online ad is fighting the state's efforts to suddenly force him to pay child support for the now 3-year-old girl, arguing that he and the women signed an agreement waiving all of his parental rights.
The case hinges on the fact that no doctors were used for the artificial insemination. The state argues that because William Marotta didn't work through a clinic or doctor, as required by state law, he can be held responsible for about $6,000 that the child's biological mother received through public assistance - as well as future child support.
Marotta is asking that the case be dismissed, arguing that he's not legally the child's father, only a sperm donor.
–Dude, that's what they ALL say!
Truth is, you didn't give much thought to who was gonna support that kid or pay for the delivery, did you? And why should you? You're not some patronizing religious nut job trying to run people's lives, are you? Hell no! You're just a big-hearted liberal fella trying to do something nice for a couple of ladies you met on the Internet.
–Uh, please explain to me why you should be treated any differently than some schmuck who sleeps around without using a condom. After all, he thinks he's doing something "nice" for the ladies too . . .