A child custody matter will soon be heard in oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. This is all a part of an appeal of a couple ordered to turn over a 2-year old girl they had raised from birth to her biological father that also happens to be an American Indian.
In a story that has gained national attention, one particular state has become involved in a child support matter where the biological father happens to have been a sperm donor for a lesbian couple. However, because the father did not donate the sperm by going to a state certified clinic or doctor as was required by that state's laws, that state has now turned around and sued him for $6,000 that the child's biological mother received through public assistance.
Just how far Florida would go in equating the rights of the biological father with that of the mother has yet to be established. However, a movement is going on in the state of Michigan that may have impact on establishing paternity in other states as well.