Tuesday, January 30, 2007


OK to restrict gay men to from donating sperm: court

`It does not violate the Charter of Rights to restrict gay men from donating to sperm banks, says the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The ruling rejected the claim of a Toronto lesbian, known as Susan Doe, who argued that it violated her constitutional rights to exclude the semen of gay men, including that of a gay friend who was willing to help her become pregnant.

The ban, contained in the federal Processing of Semen for Assisted Contraception Regulations, is “rational and health based,” said a three-judge panel.’

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