Kansas high court orders hearing in donor case

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

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The lawyer for a man who donated sperm is applauding a Kansas Supreme Court decision that orders a hearing to determine if genetic testing of the donor is in the best interest of the child he allegedly fathered.

The court’s recent decision follows a Shawnee County court ruling that ordered the sperm donor, William Marotta, to be tested to determine if he’s the father of the now 4-year-old girl born to a lesbian couple after Marotta donated his sperm.

The state wants Marotta to be responsible for about $6,000 in public assistance the state provided, as well as future child support.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1kOxiJh ) Marotta’s lawyer, Ben Swinnen, says he’ll work to show at the hearing that the child’s happy and the state shouldn’t disturb that.

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