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Sperm donor fights Kansas child support

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple after answering an online ad is fighting the state’s efforts to force him to pay child support for the now-year-old girl, arguing that he and the women signed an dealt waiving 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 did not 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 got in public assistance — plus future support.

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