Honorary Onely Award: The Bronx State Supreme Court April 21, 2009Posted by Onely in Honorary Onely Awards, single and happy, We like. . ..
Tags: bronx state supreme court, dead fiance, harvesting sperm, posthumous sperm, single and sperm
Onely is happy to report a refreshingly pro-single bit of news:
A New York woman has won a race-against-the-clock legal bid to harvest her dead fiance’s sperm.
Did you catch that? A SINGLE woman was allowed to harvest her fiance’s sperm after his sudden death!
This was so surprising to us, in fact, that when Christina sent me this article a few days ago, she (ever-the-singlist-vigilant) wrote: “This would never be allowed if she were single.”
But … luckily for singles everywhere, Christina misread the article!
And so, we’re happy to grant the Bronx State Supreme Court an Honorary Onely Award for listening to UNMARRIED Ms. Marrero and allowing her to harvest her fiance’s sperm after his death (which, okay, we both find a little bit gruesome, but to each her own, right?).
There’s just one little catch, though – and we don’t mean to sound negative, but apparently, Ms. Marrero wouldn’t have had a problem harvesting her partner’s sperm after his death if she had been married. Here’s how the article puts it:
As the couple were unmarried she needed a court order…
WHA?? You mean to say that married women automatically have rights to their husbands’ sperm? That’s what it sounds like to ME (though a quick google search did not reveal an easy answer).
Also, how much do you want to bet that the court privileged Ms. Marrero because the couple was ENGAGED to be married, and because she’d already had one of his children?
Alas. No rest for the weary.