There is so much fail piled atop each other in this story, it will be an effort for me to keep it all straight. William Marotta, an Obama voter and Craigslist lurker, responded to a Craigslist ad in Kansas to help a lesbian couple have a child. I’m sure the meeting also involved a turkey baster and light scissoring, but a child was conceived. The lesbians later broke up and stopped paying the care and feeding of the baster-spawned bastard, and filed for state-funded welfare. Kansas demanded the identity of Marotta and are now suing him for child support for impregnating a turkey-baster he met on Craigslist. And bleeding heart liberals all, they complain about the cost of the lawsuits, but no one seems willing to get a freaking job. Get all that?
From FoxNews here:
A Kansas sperm donor who was ordered to pay child support for the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive plans to fight back in court, and suggested he might be a victim of bias against same-sex parenting.
William Marotta might never have agreed to provide sperm to Angela Bauer and her former partner, Jennifer Schreiner, had he known the legal morass that awaited him after responding to the women’s Craigslist ad for a donor in March 2009. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) recently filed a child support claim against Marotta after the couple filed for state assistance this year, leading the department to demand they provide the donor’s name so it could collect.
The 46-year-old machinist said he received notice in late October that he was being targeted by state officials to pay child support after the couple — who parted ways in 2010 but still co-parent their eight children ranging in age from 3 months to 25 years — were ordered by DCF officials to provide the sperm donor’s name. State officials argued that if the women did not identify the donor, the agency would deny health benefits due to withheld information.
Bauer can no longer provide health benefits for the now 3-year-old girl because a “significant illness” has prevented her from working since March. The girl’s birth certificate lists no father, she told the newspaper, and only identifies Schreiner as the mother — as does the birth certificate for each of the couple’s remaining children.
Since Kansas does not recognize same-sex marriage, the women had to file each adoption as a single parent. That law also prevents the state from collecting child support from same-sex partners, despite Bauer’s assumption of financial responsibility for her daughter. Bauer characterized the latest development in the case as a “step backward” in the fight for marriage equality.
“More and more gays and lesbians are adopting and reproducing, and this, to me, is a step backward,” Bauer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “I think a lot of progressive movement is happening currently in the world as far as gays and lesbians go. Maybe this is Kansas’ stand against some of that.”
Marotta — who has relinquished all parental rights, including financial responsibility, under the 2009 agreement — said he’s preparing for a lengthy legal fight that has already cost him several thousand dollars.
And of course, that legal fight will get bankrolled by gay groups around the country, so it really won’t cost Marotta a dime. Meanwhile, this kid’s Mom should knuckle down and just get a freaking job already. That would solve the problem, right? But being bad parents by definition for the inability to provide a real father, income, and a stable home to a child, they would rather use the turkey-baster bastard as a pawn in their gay rights agenda. So the moral of the story is what? Stay off Craigslist?