Sperm donor to lesbian couple ordered to pay child support

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    He is the father but this sort of thing will scare off all sperm donors everywhere.

     
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    he should have gotten the legal protection at the time.

    That is the lesson here.
     
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    I laugh at the idiotic rednecks of Kansas.
     
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    Why should he need legal protection? If he has to pay child support can he sue for custody? The state has both parents of the child available, they just want to force him to pay because they are using laws based on 19th century thinking.
     
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    Because that would never happen in California.

    FYI, the only time a sperm donor is legally protected from being sued for child support is if he is anonymous and uses an agency that freezes his sperm for 6 months.
     
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    I'm not sure whether he can sue for custody. The article says he gave up all parental rights. Being forced to pay child support might be a game changer, though.
     
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    Read, you moron. He and the couple had a signed agreement in which he gave up custody and they gave up claims for future support. The state is ignoring this agreement.
     
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    Giving up parental RIGHTS does not mean that parental RESPONSIBILITIES are also relinquished.
     
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    The agreement is invalid. A person cannot give away the rights of another. A child has a right to support from parents that are totally independent of the rights of the parent and can not be negotiated or contracted away.
     
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    I would think that giving up parental rights means not having to pay child support, which is the whole point of adoption.
     

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