Article Title:Gay donor denied involvement in child's life
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:3rd February 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1808
Text:A gay Australian man who helped a NZ lesbian couple become parents has lost his legal attempt to be involved in the child's life, despite a written contract he had with the women. The Family Court has ruled that the Guardianship Act of 1968 states that the biological father has no rights when a child is conceived artificially. The father appealed and two High Court judges upheld the lower court decision. But, in issuing their ruling the judges said new legislation is needed urgently to cover the rights of fathers and children in cases involving artificial insemination.    
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