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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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