When James Noyes, 32, flew home to Rochester earlier this month, he left his two-month-old son behind in Arcadia, Calif., and there is a good chance he will never see him again. Noyes and his wife Bjorna, 28, unable to produce children, had had his sperm injected into Nisa Bhimani, 29, a California widow and mother of three. But during her pregnancy, Bhimani decided she wanted to keep the child. Noyes sued for custody. Then, just before the trial, he withdrew his suit, partly to avoid publicly divulging his wife's transsexuality—which came out, in court documents. That tidbit...

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