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A Kansas judge ruled Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014, that a sperm donor must pay child support, the Associated Press reported.

Topeka resident William Marotta said he signed away his parental rights and responsibilities after giving sperm to a lesbian couple, that resulted in a child being born in 2009.

Judge Mary Mattivi said the parties failed to have a doctor involved in the artificial insemination process, which is required by a state law passed in 1994.

"In this case, quite simply, the parties failed to perform to statutory requirement of the Kansas Parentage Act in not enlisting a licensed physician at some point in the artificial insemination process, and the parties' self-designation of (Marotta) as a sperm donor is insufficient to relieve (Marotta) of parental right and responsibilities to the child," Mattivi wrote.

Marotta answered a Craigslist ad placed by a lesbian couple. Jennifer Schreiner was impregnated as a result. She and her partner, Angela Bauer have since split up,

It is the state that is suing, seeing reimbursement of more then $6,000 in public assistance that Schreiner received.



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