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September 23, 2004

Sperm donor fights lesbian couple for rights to child

A Canadian man who donated his sperm to his one-time girlfriend so that she and her l lesbian partner could have a child is now fighting for his rights as a father. The Globe and Mail reports the case is complex and modern, focusing not only on modern reproductive technologies but also on the new legal dynamics of same-sex marriages. The case has also raised concerns among l lesbian couples who have had to turn to donors to become parents, said Laurie Arron, director of advocacy of the g ay -rights group Egale Canada. The case has, however, been suspended while the issue of media access is taken to the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Full report in The Globe and Mail


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