December 5, 2007

Careful who you give your sperm to

"A British firefighter who donated his sperm so a lesbian couple could have two babies is being forced to pay thousands of pounds in child support.

Andy Bathie, 37, initially agreed to help Sharon and Terri Arnold after being assured he would not have to be involved in the upbringing of their young boy and girl or have any financial responsibility towards them.

But the British government's Child Support Agency has begun docking his pay to force him to contribute to the children's upbringing because the lesbian couple have split up.

Mr Bathie has launched unprecedented court action in an attempt to ensure he cannot be recognised as a legal parent to the children.

"These women wanted to be parents and take on all the responsibilities that brings," he told the Evening Standard newspaper.

"I would never have agreed to this unless they had been living as a committed family.

"And now I can't afford to have children with my own wife - it's crippling me financially."


  1. Seems to be a trend that all good deeds for gay couples will eventually be vigorously punished.

  2. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Well they do say that every sperm is sacred.

  3. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Unfortunately well meaning Andy made a huge mistake and is paying for it.
    A good example why gay couples should not be allowed to have children.
    I really feel sorry for the kids in this fucked up mess.How will they feel?


    The British Government's Child support agency are an Arse!

  4. This case speaks volumes against same-sex marriage. And it is also a cautionary tale against sperm donation that isn't anonymous.