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Years After Donating Sperm, Man Ordered To Pay Child Support

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Published on Jan 24, 2014

"A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child plans to appeal a judge's ruling that he is the legal father of the girl and must pay child support, his lawyer said on Thursday.

William Marotta, 47, was financially responsible for the child because under state law sperm for artificial insemination must be donated through a physician, a judge ruled on Wednesday, siding with the state of Kansas.

The couple, Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer, had found Marotta by advertising on Craigslist and did not use a physician in the donation process, according to court records. They signed a contract agreeing that Marotta would have no financial responsibility to the child."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Kevin Murphy / Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/0...

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