Lawsuit: Wrong sperm delivered to lesbian couple
Maybe it’s just me but it seems this lawsuit is more about their daughter’s mixed race rather than the sperm banks error. Especially since the couple (aka parents) have included all of this in their legal complaint and lawsuit. Funny how a person can live in a world (sometimes blindly) and be indifferent to the vast racial disparities and scrutiny’s and not really care until it directly impacts ones own life.
Now all the mixed-race and trans-racial families say together…awe…
“Raising a mixed-race daughter has been stressful in Cramblett and Zinkon’s small, all-white community, according to the suit. Cramblett was raised around people with stereotypical attitudes about nonwhites, the lawsuit states, and did not know African-Americans until she attended college at the University of Akron.
Because of this background and upbringing, Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant,” the lawsuit states.”
Agreed. They got a major side eye from me.
Hey AdoptiveBlackMom! I know, right. I’ve been mulling over this and scratching my head.
I wonder if they got the wrong sperm from another white male, would they sue? If they paid for the truck driver sperm but got the Astronaut sperm would they sue? Or visa-versa would they sue? Would they even know and would they care? Does one sperm cost different than another sperm based on education, IQ or race or other factors?
I actually think the Sperm Bank should be held accountable for their error. But for this couple to use their daughter’s mixed race as a contributing factor in their lawsuit case, as if to say “if the Sperm Bank had not made their error than our world would have been better but now that we have this mixed race child (who we love, love , love) we have suffered from added stress and emotional problems and people are mean to us, don’t like us and treat us different because her skin is brown. Well, sorry! Just because society is still raciest and ugly is a separate issue all together.
The race issues in America has nothing to do with the Sperm Banks error period! Two totally different issues.
I saw an interview yesterday in which they said that they thought their daughter would be fine with their lawsuit, even proud one day. Um, ok. I get their *disappointment,* and I even got what challenges to one’s identity must pop up when you have a new layer to wrestle with, but I must admit that I feel some kind of way about “how hard it must be” to go to spaces where you’re not welcome by two women who have a taste of what it feels like. Meh, Good luck to them. I hope that they move and focus on creating a safe space for their daughter–that space should most certainly extend to the home. smh.
Yes, one would think they would understand these issues of acceptance or rejection based on others perceptions or judgments more easily due to their same sex relationship. I hope they move too. I think this would not only be good for their daughter but for the family as I’m sure they would find more same sex couples with children. We’ve had several same sex couples with children at our church.