State seeks summary judgment in sperm donor case

William Marotta (KSN File Photo)
William Marotta (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The state of Kansas is asking a judge to rule in its favor without a trial in a case involving a sperm donor from Topeka.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families wants the judge to declare that William Marotta must pay child support because he is the father of a 3-year-old girl born in 2009.

Marotta argues that he donated his sperm to a lesbian couple and signed a contract that waived his parental rights and responsibilities.

The state argued in a motion filed Friday that the contract was moot. They say those involved didn’t follow a state law that requires a licensed physician to perform artificial inseminations in sperm donor cases.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 5.

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