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Topic - William Marotta
The case of a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support underscores a patchwork of laws that enable assisted reproduction in the U.S. but often lead to litigation and frustration among would-be parents.
Kansas is trying to force a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple to pay child support, arguing that the agreement he and the women signed releasing him from all parental duties was invalid because they didn't go through a doctor.
Officials in Putnam County, N.Y., say they will reject a newspaper's request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits — a move an open-government advocate calls illegal.
Mr. Marotta is asking that the case be dismissed, arguing that he is not the child's legal father.
Mr. Marotta told The Topeka Capital-Journal that he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons."