Because she had not legally adopted the baby born to Schreiner, Bauer was not recognized as the second parent, so the government sued Marotta to force him to pay the child support payments to reimburse the welfare money.
But of course that is just the convenient excuse. Yet another horrifying detail! This story keeps getting worse.
The man, William Marotta (pictured right), saw an ad the couple posted on Craigslist.com, which said they wanted to have a baby together. One has Down's Syndrome, one is severely autistic, and the list goes on. In today's tale of "no good deed goes unpunished," a man in Kansas who provided sperm to a lesbian couple has been deemed the father of a child born to one of the women, and now he must web cam sex pay child support, according to the judge who ruled on the case.
Needless to say, Kansas does not recognize same-sex relationships in any way. This case is good old-fashioned bigotry against the couple because they are lesbians, and it is meant to discourage other same-sex couples from raising children. Yes, they raise disabled kids. ? And before you raise a judgmental eyebrow because they are asking for welfare, please be aware that? one child is from Schreiner's previous marriage, one is Bauer's nephew who she raises, and the rest are? special-needs foster children who they adopted. ? Backwards legislators in Kansas are fighting to have creationism taught in public schools, because evolution is just a myth! So of course the thought of gay and lesbian families is too much to bear.
The women never went after him for money, and have said repeatedly that they don't want him to pay them anything. of Children and Families used a pathetic claim that stated because this sperm donation/impregnation situation happened via Craigslist, and was not performed by a licensed doctor, Marotta did not legally terminate his parental rights. In exchange, he signed an agreement with the two women that stated he did not want parental rights, nor would they hold him responsible.
Kansas Judge Forces Man To Pay Child Support After Donating Sperm To Lesbian Couple / Queerty
The lawsuit arose when the two women, Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer, filed for public assistance after Bauer lost her job. The lawsuit was filed by the Kansas Dept. of Children and Families, to force Marotta to be recognized as the legal father.
Kansas' Dept. Marotta? works as a mechanic, is married (to a woman), and has no kids but he and his wife raise foster children; not receiving any compensation for his handiwork, Marotta donated his swimmers to the couple just to be nice. As if this situation couldn't get any more frustrating.
William Marotta. He's already had to pay his attorneys thousands of dollars. Their baby was born to Schreiner; together they have a total of eight children, and Bauer supported the family financially. (...which leads to a question: then what exactly webcamsex did they do with Marotta's sperm? Did they use a turkey baster? Can that actually work?)
Hopefully Schreiner will not file any more claims for public assistance, because Marotta is also responsible for future child support payments