The Australian sperm donor who fathered a child with a lesbian couple launched a legitimate offer to prevent the gay couple from moving his daughter abroad
- A sperm donor who fathered a child with a gay couple has taken legal action
- He will claim that he is the girl's parent to prevent her mother from moving the child abroad
- The man claims that he conceived the girl on the condition that he would remain involved
An Australian sperm donor who fathered a child with a lesbian couple has made a legal offer to prevent the gay couple from moving their daughter abroad.
The man, named Robert in legal documents, will appear on Tuesday in the Supreme Court, where he will try to prove that he is legally the parent of the girl to prevent her mother from taking her to New Zealand.
He will claim that he conceived the girl in 2006 through artificial insemination with the realization that he would remain involved in her upbringing, ABC News reported.
An Australian sperm donor who fathered a child with a lesbian couple has made a legal offer to prevent the gay couple from moving their daughter abroad (stock)
Documents presented to the court have shown that the lesbian couple also raised a second child who is not Robert's family.
The legal representation for the man said both children refer to Robert as "Dad" and he is also listed as the older girl's father on her birth certificate.
A first ruling from the Family Court previously prevented the girl's mother, Susan, and her wife Margaret, the older child, from moving to New Zealand.
Under the prevailing conditions, the women were given the same parental responsibility, but they said they should consult the man for & # 39; long-term decisions & # 39; with regard to the child.
At the time, Family Court Justice Margaret Cleary said that the dispute put enormous pressure on the relationship between the biological parents of girls.
& # 39; There is interpersonal bitterness, there are allegations by the two women of manipulative, dominating behavior by [Robert] and accusations [Robert] of ruthless exclusion by the two women, & she said.
Justice Cleary said the man was a parent because of his role in the insemination process.
She based her decision on the fact that Susan and Margaret could not prove that they were in a de-facto relationship at the time of the insemination.
The man will appear on Tuesday in the Supreme Court, where he will try to prove that he is legally the parent of the girl to prevent her mother from taking her to New Zealand.
But the decision was overturned on appeal because of the New South Wales laws that govern fertilization processes for same-sex couples.
At the time, the women successfully argued that Robert could only be considered the parent of the girl if he had been married to Susan at the time of conception.
The profession was successful, despite Robert playing an important role in raising the child, including volunteering in the canteen of her school.
The court also heard how both girls had been involved with the man's family.
The federal government has now joined to support the man, claiming that he is legally the father of the child under family law.
While the women are supported by the Victorian Attorney General who claims that the law of New South Wales applies and the man is not the parent.
The case will be brought before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
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