Canada: Sperm donor sued for support almost 20 years after donation argues new Ontario law protects him

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'Nearly 20 years after a gay man donated his sperm to a former classmate, he’s being sued for child support in a potentially landmark case that serves as the first major test of a new Ontario law.
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It marks the first known case of a gamete donor being sued for child support and highlights how complex family law is in the age of reproductive technology.
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3) The bill has been clarified to better protect sperm donors, whether they give a sample in a lab or in the usual way. As a spokesperson for the attorney general explained, a sperm donor whose offspring is conceived with the use of assisted technology would automatically be covered. In addition, sperm donors are protect “when a child is conceived through sexual intercourse, if, before the child is conceived, both parties agreed in writing that the person providing the sperm does not intend to be a parent of the child.”'

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