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Sperm donor rules need to be clarified in Canada: Queen's University expert

2013-01-15

Queen’s University law professor Nick Bala can comment about the Kansas legal case involving the government demanding child support payments from a sperm donor – despite the fact the lesbian couple and man involved signed legal documents saying he will not be held financially responsible. Professor Bala says rules have to be updated in Canada to prevent a similar situation in this country.

Professor Bala is an expert in family law and children’s law and has recently written about the sperm donoation rules. He says sperm donation rules vary significantly province-by-province. Some provinces have laws that deal with this, but most do not. There is currently a legal dispute involving a couple and a sperm donor in Ontario – which Professor Bala says highlights the need for provincial legislation, in particular for Ontario.

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