US Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support to lesbian couple. | Category: General Source
This isn’t new. Men have had their non-donated sperm taken from banks without their permission and courts have told them they have to pay child support.
Moron decisions like this will kill the donor industry
This story is 9 years old.
I think an important note on this is that it was not an official donation – this was a Craig’s list ad and turkey baster type of scenario.
And it’s not the mother suing, it’s the state because the mother is seeking welfare support. She doesn’t appear to be party at all.
Still it’s nuts, and poor precedent.
I think there is something to a lower court interpretation here that does make sense. Basically, if I understand the arguement; a Dr. provides the assurance that this is a donation – without the Dr. the donor or recipient can’t prove it was a donation, it’s as if it was a one night stand. Which I can see the logic in that – we don’t want people using donation as an excuse to evade child support.
So it’s at least a bit more complex than the title puts on (even if it is a bit crazy)
The lesson here is donate at a bank
Edit – he didn’t end up having to pay. He won the case and the mother’s were responsible for support
3 cupfuls?!?! Is this guy half Clydesdale?
Moral of the story:
> If you’re planning to donate sperm in Kansas, you may want to do it through a doctor.
So stop donating your sperm. This is unfair, guys. So stop.
Lmao this is a great way to guarantee lesbian and straight couples who can’t conceive get fucked over in the future.
This story is older than the marriage age Republicans want.