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Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support
The Examiner ^ | 12/31/2012 | BY: THERESA LESCHMANN

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 child’s 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 Post’s 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, Marotta’s attorney is attempting to have the case dismissed. Arguments will be heard in state court next month.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: childsupport; culturewar; homosexuality; lesbian; moralabsolutes; savethemales; spermdonor

1 posted on 01/01/2013 4:05:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 4:09:13 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I first read about this I laughed but have since sobered and sadly thought of the child.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 4:10:44 PM PST by Conservateacher
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 4:11:16 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: traditional1

Lets not forget the trailer parks either...


5 posted on 01/01/2013 4:12:39 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Mercat
When rights of a minor are involved, the courts have very little leeway. It has nothing to do with gay marriage. I suspect you are right, but it will also have the effect of bringing sperm donation to a screeching halt. Only winos and drug addicts will donate after this fiasco, regardless of the ultimate outcome.
6 posted on 01/01/2013 4:17:03 PM PST by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, Chief, that's what you get for trusting a pair of lesbians. What the hell ya 'spect? Integrity?
7 posted on 01/01/2013 4:21:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: centurion316

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.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 4:22:52 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: erkelly
Which is all for the best.

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?

9 posted on 01/01/2013 4:26:36 PM PST by centurion316
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To: traditional1

Now that’s REAL welfare reform!


10 posted on 01/01/2013 4:28:35 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But he signed away his parental rights, does this mean parents who adopt children can go after the birth parents for support?


11 posted on 01/01/2013 4:39:10 PM PST by RginTN
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To: SeekAndFind
Anybody else find the article somewhat 'slanted'? First, this reporter identifies the current (Republican) governor in this sentence; "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." I can think of many articles that I have seen about government bureaucracies that have no mention of the state leadership unless that person is actually tied into the story. This reporter, Theresa Leschmann, is adding unnecessarily to the 5 'w's, unless she has an ulterior motive ... could it be?

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!

12 posted on 01/01/2013 4:41:31 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: RginTN

Something about not using a doctor as a go between...


13 posted on 01/01/2013 5:14:15 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: SeekAndFind
"the state is arguing the validity of the agreement because a doctor did not handle the artificial insemination as required by state law. "

Very interesting Grasshopper.....

14 posted on 01/01/2013 5:28:46 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 5:30:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
"the state is arguing the validity of the agreement because a doctor did not handle the artificial insemination as required by state law. "

Very interesting Grasshopper.....

16 posted on 01/01/2013 5:31:12 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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”.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 5:58:56 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Smarty pants!

18 posted on 01/01/2013 6:52:53 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: centurion316

I hope they bust this fool wide open.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 7:26:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind
"answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor."

What could go wrong ?!?

20 posted on 01/01/2013 7:32:03 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

RE: What could go wrong ?!?

You are seeing it unfolding right now!!


21 posted on 01/01/2013 7:33:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 7:51:24 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: centurion316

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.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 8:14:20 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: Mercat

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.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:41 AM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316

I think sperm donation is immoral and stupid anyway so no argument from me.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:06:48 AM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they list him on the birth certificate?


26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:13:00 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

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?


27 posted on 01/02/2013 6:59:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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