TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state
effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through
artificial insemination by a lesbian couple.
William Marotta told The Topeka Capital-Journal he's "a little scared
about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons."
he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009,
Marotta relinquished all parental rights, including financial
responsibility to the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state
assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name so it could
collect child support for the now 3-year-old girl.
contends the agreement between Marotta and the women is not valid
because Kansas law requires a licensed physician to perform artificial