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Sperm donor ordered to pay child support
A Swedish man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple must pay child support for the three children he fathered, Sweden's Supreme Court has ruled.
The man, now 39, donated his sperm to the couple in the early 1990s.
Three sons were born during the years 1992-1996, according to Swedish news agency TT, which reported the ruling.
The man told the court that he and the women had agreed that he would play no role in the boys' child-rearing and that the two women would be their parents.
Nonetheless, the man signed a document confirming that he was the biological father of the children.
Shortly after he signed the document, the two women separated and the biological mother demanded that the man pay child support.
The man took the case to court, but lost in the district and appeals courts.
The Supreme Court upheld those rulings on Wednesday, saying that as the biological father he is required to pay for the children's upbringing.
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