Skip to comments.Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support
Posted on 01/01/2013 4:05:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The State of Kansas, which does not recognize same-sex unions, is pursuing child support from the man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple because the childs mother is seeking financial aid. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is seeking to pass the cost of that child support on to the sperm donor of the lesbian couple involved. According to the Huffington Posts Dec. 30 report, William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to.
The story begins when Marotta answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor. Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, a lesbian couple, placed the ad in March 2009. As part of the agreement between the parties, Marotta gave up his rights and his financial obligations toward any forthcoming child.
The Kansas Department of Children and Families sees it differently though and has filed a claim against Marotta. When Schreiner and Bauer sought financial aid due to an illness that Bauer unable to support her family, welfare officials demanded the name of the father before aid could be given.
Together Schreiner and Bauer have eight children. Though the couple is no longer together, they still co-parent are very close. Because the state does not recognize same-sex unions, Bauer cannot be made to pay the child support. With Bauer unable to work, Schreiner turned to financial aid to support her family.
Even though the couple has a signed agreement with Marotta, the state is arguing the validity of the agreement because a doctor did not handle the artificial insemination as required by state law. Hannah Schroller, Marottas attorney is attempting to have the case dismissed. Arguments will be heard in state court next month.
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If ONLY, nation-wide, they would implement DNA identification of fathers of EVERY inner-city tribal parasite as a requirement for public benefits OF ANY KIND, to identify the father for support obligations, AND, require mandatory periodic un-announced drug-testing to continue ANY public assistance benefits, we’d save 100’s of millions or more.
When I first read about this I laughed but have since sobered and sadly thought of the child.
This story has been posted several times. The national media is trying to make it into a story about “gay” rights and since it’s in Kansas it fits their narrative since we’re supposed to be the place in this country with the stupidest people. In fact, it’s not at all about Lesbians but about artificial insemination. The default in Kansas as I’m willing to bet in every other state is that no matter what the circumstances, the child has a right to support from both biological parents. There are exceptions but they are in a statute and narrowly defined. When rights of a minor are involved, the courts have very little leeway. It has nothing to do with gay marriage.
Lets not forget the trailer parks either...
Which is all for the best. Men should take responsibility about where they spread their sperm, the children resulting from such unions, are indeed THEIR children, and they should only bring those children into this world that they are personally capable of fathering, and willing to do so. (And the same thing goes for egg donors.) This is a wickedness that needs to stop.
I couldn't agree more. But, it's going to make that childbirthing thing a little tough for all the charming Lesbian couples out there. Do I catch a whiff of irony in the air?
Now that’s REAL welfare reform!
But he signed away his parental rights, does this mean parents who adopt children can go after the birth parents for support?
She also displays poor grammar here; "Though the couple is no longer together, they still co-parent are very close." But then again I'm sure she is a credit to her Journalism school!
Something about not using a doctor as a go between...
Very interesting Grasshopper.....
The state isn’t concerned about the children being brought up in an alternative lifestyle home or subjected to life without a father figure. They are just trying to cut their budget and find someone else to pay.
Very interesting Grasshopper.....
William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to.
William, take a wrench and slap yourself up side your head about ten times and repeat after each slap “Bill, don’t be gettin involved with no queer womens cause no good can come from it”.
I hope they bust this fool wide open.
What could go wrong ?!?
RE: What could go wrong ?!?
You are seeing it unfolding right now!!
This, in itself, is sheer madness.
Win this one and watch out for a person who keeps another alive by donating a kidney, heart, liver etc and the recipient goes on a shooting spree.
Watch for ‘them’ to come back and sue the heirs or donor because without the ‘new heart’ the person would have died etc.
No. You don’t understand. In Kansas and I’m guessing in most states. there is a special statute for sperm donations but they have to be done anonymously through a doctor or clinic. That filter protects the sperm donor from future claims by the mother or the child. What is not understood is that the child him/herself has a claim on the father for up to three years after he/she reaches majority. This is the child’s claim and can only be blocked by statute.
I don’t care. All of this makes it clear that only a fool would donate sperm under these circumstances. If you do, you open yourself up to enormous financial liability.
I think sperm donation is immoral and stupid anyway so no argument from me.
Did they list him on the birth certificate?
RE: Did they list him on the birth certificate?
It’s been over a decade since I last saw a birth certificate... with the redefinition of the family already in place, is the line for “father” still required to be filled? or can one just leave it blank or type in N/A, or Unknown?