Skip to comments.KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)
Posted on 01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge
TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple.
William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/132b7Ji) reported Monday.
When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name so it could collect child support for the girl, now 3. Bauer and Schreiner broke up in 2010 but co-parent their eight children, who range in age from 3 months to 25 years.
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Idiots will never learn.
Are there any sperm doners here? What would motivate you to do that?
Good way to end sperm donation to gay couples.
Don’t do stupid things.
OK, so it’s only fair that the sperm donors who spawned the current crop of welfare tykes be required to pay up as well! Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?
Who here could not see this crap coming? Anyone? Please, ANYONE??
Ohh, what a tangled web we weave when at first ....
They make ruling after ruling against them but no income means nothing to garnish.
Teach Your Children Well:
"Rocker David Crosby was disappointed when he learned Melissa Etheridge and her lesbian lover Julie Cypher were splitting up because he donated sperm to help them conceive two children. Crosby wanted to help his friends become parents, and the couple's son Beckett was born in 1998, followed by daughter Bailey in 2000.
He famously posed with Etheridge, Cypher and their children for a Rolling Stone cover, where the world discovered Crosby's role in the conception. To his dismay, Etheridge and Cypher decided to split up seven months later and now share custody of the two children. Cypher is married to Matthew Hale while Etheridge is married to actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, who recently gave birth to twins using an anonymous sperm donor.
Was there a contract?
Does this mean that the "state" can summarily decide which contracts it wishes to honor, and which contracts it can ignore to suit its needs at the moment?
There’s an old army saying . . .
Fatherhood is determined via biology. What, you hate science?
This could encourage some sperm donors to want to make direct deposits. -tom
The State wants money and doesn’t care who pays as long as SOMEONE pays. There have been instances where men have been forced to pay child support for children their wives or girlfriends conceived with other men!
No man wants to direct deposit an actual lesbian. They never look like ‘experimenting’ slumber-party cheerleaders you’re imagining.
Help a gay couple.
Get screwed over.
I believe any contract they created was between the three “adults” involved. When the one adult who kept the child decided the citizens of the state needed to pay for the child’s upbringing, the state’s rules for providing assistance came into play.
The state’s citizens were never consulted when they made their original arrangement. If they truly wanted to keep their little private arrangement, the two mommies should be providing for the child not the citizens of the state.
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