A man who grudgingly agreed to his wife’s artificial insemination with a donor’s sperm may not deny legal responsibility for the child during the couple’s divorce proceedings, a Delaware County, N.Y., judge has ruled.

“The bottom line is that Defendant may have been reluctant to have another child, but he vacillated and never clearly and unequivocally said ‘no’ to his wife,” Acting Supreme Court Justice Eugene E. Peckham held in Laura G. v. Peter G., 1070/04.