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Kansas Supreme Court delays decision in Craigslist sperm donor case

May 6, 2014

— The Kansas Supreme Court is delaying a decision on whether a Topeka man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple must undergo genetic testing.

The justices issued an order Friday saying the testing should be delayed while they study the issue.

William Marotta asked the court in March to direct a district court judge to block the state’s request that he undergo paternity testing. The state is seeking to require Marotta to pay child support for a child who was born to the couple after he donated his sperm.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Marotta’s attorney, Benoit Swinnen, said Monday the two-paragraph order requires all parties to wait while justices consider the request.

Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi has twice ordered the genetic testing to proceed.

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