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« : May 19, 2013, 02:46:58 PM »

Most high school seniors are excitedly preparing to put on their cap and gown and looking forward to the future right now. Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is instead fighting bigotry and hoping she won’t be forced to go to jail instead of college. Her crime? Dating another student – a female student. Kaitlyn’s family took her story public on May 17th, via Facebook.

Hunt was a highly respected student at Florida’s Sebastian River High School with good grades and participation in cheerleading, basketball and chorus. She was even voted “most school spirit.”

All of that changed when she started dating a fellow student, a girl she met on the basketball team, at the beginning of the school year.

According to Kaitlyn’s father, Steven R. Hunt, Jr., the relationship caused waves at the school from the start. His daughter was dropped from the basketball team because the coach feared a same-sex relationship would bring unwanted “drama.”

Then the family was shocked and devastated when police came to their home in February to arrest Kaitlyn. She was charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 – 16 years of age.

Kaitlyn was 18 and her 15-year-old girlfriend's parents pressed charges. Hunt’s mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, says the other set of parents have made it their mission to destroy her daughter’s life, all because they can’t accept that their child was in a same sex relationship.

The girl’s family petitioned the school board and got Katilyn expelled from school, weeks before graduation. This decision was made in spite of a judge declaring she could continue to attend school as long as she didn’t have contact with the girl.

Kelley explained,
    “They are out to destroy my daughter, because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay. They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100% differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality – with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”

The heartache for the Hunt family continues even with Kaitlyn forced out of the school. Steven said their younger child is also a student at Sebastian River High School and is forced to see words like “criminal,” “rapist” and “child abuser” written about her sister on the bathroom walls at school, despite his repeated request that the school to do something about it.

Kaitlyn has been offered a plea deal of house arrest for two years, plus a year of probation. This would delay her entering the next phase of her life and stay on her permanent adult record, limiting her career choices.

Her parents say all of this is because she fell in love with another girl and that girl’s parents couldn’t handle it. They are urging the public to step up to “stop the hate, free Kate” by signing a petition they will present to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office.


http://www.examiner.com/article/florida-teen-fights-expulsion-and-criminal-charges-for-same-sex-relationship

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« #1 : May 19, 2013, 02:54:38 PM »

She chose to be gay because its such a great life

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« #2 : May 19, 2013, 03:35:28 PM »

She chose to be gay because its such a great life

Yeah being ridiculed and outcasted and despised by family and friends is a great life.

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« #3 : May 19, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »

She chose to be gay because its such a great life

Yeah being ridiculed and outcasted and despised by family and friends is a great life.

which is why so many CHOOSE to be heterosexual . . . . oh wait, people don't choose to be heterosexual, they are born that way . . .  its just gay people who choose . .to be ridiculed and "outcast-ed" and occasionally . .  killed  . . .  ugh . . . 

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« #4 : May 19, 2013, 04:04:20 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

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« #5 : May 19, 2013, 04:20:59 PM »

She chose to be gay because its such a great life

Yeah being ridiculed and outcasted and despised by family and friends is a great life.

which is why so many CHOOSE to be heterosexual . . . . oh wait, people don't choose to be heterosexual, they are born that way . . .  its just gay people who choose . .to be ridiculed and "outcast-ed" and occasionally . .  killed  . . .  ugh . . .

Do you choose to like the opposite sex? No. That's how you were born. It's not any different for homosexuals. Homosexuals simply do not have sexual attraction to the opposite sex.

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« #6 : May 19, 2013, 05:18:56 PM »

Don't worry about it cyber, vinny peanuts is just trying to derail the thread by instigating an argument.  It's what he does and the only reason he's here.   Low self esteem.

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« #7 : May 19, 2013, 05:20:00 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

Probably both to an extent.

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« #8 : May 19, 2013, 05:29:23 PM »

Don't worry about it cyber, vinny peanuts is just trying to derail the thread by instigating an argument.  It's what he does and the only reason he's here.   Low self esteem.

lmao, cyber and I agree dumb azz . . .  go back to the Pabst . .  . so desperate lol

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« #9 : May 19, 2013, 05:35:23 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

Both.

Think of it like this...If you found out your 15 year old son was banging the 18 year old prom queen, would you be angry? I doubt it.

Any other scenario with the genders though and you would likely be calling the cops.

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« #10 : May 19, 2013, 05:39:03 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

Both.

Think of it like this...If you found out your 15 year old son was banging the 18 year old prom queen, would you be angry? I doubt it.

Any other scenario with the genders though and you would likely be calling the cops.

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« #11 : May 19, 2013, 06:15:33 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

Both.

Think of it like this...If you found out your 15 year old son was banging the 18 year old prom queen, would you be angry? I doubt it.

Any other scenario with the genders though and you would likely be calling the cops.

But if you found out your 18 yr old son was banging a 15 yr old girl, methinks your might think differently. Or if you found out your 15 yr old daughter was getting banged by a 18 yr od boy, you might be a little pissed.

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« #12 : May 19, 2013, 06:17:05 PM »

Is this a story because of homosexuality or statutory rape?

Both.

Think of it like this...If you found out your 15 year old son was banging the 18 year old prom queen, would you be angry? I doubt it.

Any other scenario with the genders though and you would likely be calling the cops.

But if you found out your 18 yr old son was banging a 15 yr old girl, methinks your might think differently. Or if you found out your 15 yr old daughter was getting banged by a 18 yr od boy, you might be a little pissed.

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« #13 : May 19, 2013, 06:18:14 PM »

Don't worry about it cyber, vinny peanuts is just trying to derail the thread by instigating an argument.  It's what he does and the only reason he's here.   Low self esteem.

Reeks of insecurity.

Ah nevermind.  That dips*** it unable to recognize his own hypocrisy.


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« #14 : May 19, 2013, 06:19:11 PM »

The bigger issue though is that America still has an inability to deal with sexuality. If a kid comes out and tells their parents they are gay, a lot of parents can't handle that. In this case, the parents of the 15 year old is blaming the 18 year old for making their daughter gay. That's ridiculous. You dont turn gay because someone you are with is gay.

In the end, if that 15 year old is gay or bisexual, she will now grow up and hate her parents for what they are doing. When she turns 18, she'll move out and never talk to them again.

Statutory rape laws were designed for stop 40-year old pedophiles from preying on 14 year olds. It's not the job of the criminal justice system to try to stop teenagers from experimenting with sex with each other. And 99% of cases where an 18 year old is dating a 15 year old would not be prosecuted. Parents may get angry, but the state isn't going to waste time on that. But this case is being pursued for one reason....the girls are gay. The parents can't deal with it. And the prosecutor has an agenda.
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