Gay teenager faces charges over relationship with younger girlfriend

May 22, 2013 Full story: The Guardian 84

Kaitlyn Hunt and her father Steve, who said: 'For my daughter's sexual preferences, she's getting two felony charges.' Photograph: AP An 18-year-old American is facing felony charges over claims that she had sexual contact with her underage girlfriend, prompting gay rights advocates to say she is being unfairly targeted for a common high-school ... (more)

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“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#73 Jun 19, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Well Thank you very much.
I think too many people are assuming that just because I'm a gay man I'm trying to say this girl did nothing wrong. They did. So did they parents. And IMO so did the States Attorney.
BUT, these two girls did do things I don't agree with. I just don't think this rises to the level of "CHILD MOLESTATION" and a life time sentence as a registered sex offender.
Our country has such a patch work of State laws on this, and I think it's a good idea for EVERY State Legislature take a good look at their laws and work on updating many of them, especially in this area.
In mean, my gosh, the State of Mississippi only repealed their slavery laws within this last year! I shudder to think what their laws on children and these types of situations are (and I don't mean just gay or lesbian ones; I'm talking about RATIONAL laws about teen sex, regardless of the sexuality of the situation.)
In case you don't know I have a male relative (a heterosexual) who is serving 20 years for molesting 2 of my nephews. I think he got off easy. He was 17 when it occurred. His victims were around 4 years old. Oh and I was with my husband Paul for 10 years. We babysat the guy and it wasn't until just after Paul's funeral that the kid figured out Paul and I were a gay couple!
His Mom and sister looked at him like "what planet did you just beam in from" when he said to me "Wait a minute, You and Uncle Paul were gay? A Gay Couple?" This was about a month after the funeral!
I do appreciate that you agree the girls acted wrongly. I suppose at age 18 that the older girl should not be subjected to as severe a sentence as let's say a 21 year old with a 14 year old. I still believe that 18 on 14 is robbing the cradle and should never be fully decriminalized, but perhaps reevaluating the maximum punishment allowed in a case where somebody is only marginally an adult with somebody where the age difference is perhaps three years or less. If the age difference is more than three years, the punishment should be increased in reasonable increments Until somebody had sex with an underage person 10 or more years younger being eligible for the maximum sentence. I would hope that the figures suggested would be construed as just that, a suggestion. Of course, any law involving sex related crimes should be carefully debated and I do not claim to be the final authority on what is appropriate punishment. There are many good people out there with differing opinions on where to draw the line. Although I am appalled at what Miss Hunt did and think that she should get some sort of punishment, the thought that she could be sentenced to 30 years makes me shudder.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#78 Jun 22, 2013
The correct title for this thread should be: An 18 year old adult faces charges for a sexual relationship with younger girlfriend. It is not a lesbian issue, period. It is simply statutory rape.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#79 Jun 23, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
The correct title for this thread should be: An 18 year old adult faces charges for a sexual relationship with younger girlfriend. It is not a lesbian issue, period. It is simply statutory rape.
EXACTLY.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#80 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
The correct title for this thread should be: An 18 year old adult faces charges for a sexual relationship with younger girlfriend. It is not a lesbian issue, period. It is simply statutory rape.
Thank you my friend.

It sickens me that she's being trotted out as a child molester by so many. This isn't a case where somebody molested someone.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#81 Jun 24, 2013
Mud Master wrote:
<quoted text>
Very sensible. Glad to see you're being objective, DNF.
Careful, you might get lynched now!

But just so you know I don't think your post was mean, racy or incendiary.

But I'm glad some twit thought so. Just goes to show they don't want dialogue, just a soapbox.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#82 Jun 24, 2013
you too badcat

Hugs.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#83 Jun 24, 2013
I wonder why none of these people are as outraged over the shooting that killed Liz Trubeshi, 16 in Tel Aviv by an anti gay bigot.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#84 Jun 24, 2013
To these hypocrites the guy who MURDERED HER a hero because he shot up a gay community center.

They sicken me.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#85 Jun 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you my friend.
It sickens me that she's being trotted out as a child molester by so many. This isn't a case where somebody molested someone.
Calling her a child molester is a bit extreme. This case was nothing more than a young adult illegally targeting an underaged girl.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#86 Jun 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
To these hypocrites the guy who MURDERED HER a hero because he shot up a gay community center.
They sicken me.
Any violence or vandalism that has its roots in gay/lesbian matters is wrong, whether perpetrated by gays or anti-gays.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#87 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
The correct title for this thread should be: An 18 year old adult faces charges for a sexual relationship with younger girlfriend. It is not a lesbian issue, period. It is simply statutory rape.
Yes.

And we can all argue what the penalty should be, and debate the circumstances of each type of incidence of this nature and how it should be handled. But this one seems pretty cut and dried, with a large age difference that is indisputable.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#88 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Any violence or vandalism that has its roots in gay/lesbian matters is wrong, whether perpetrated by gays or anti-gays.
True again.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#89 Jun 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you my friend.

It sickens me that she's being trotted out as a child molester by so many. This isn't a case where somebody molested someone.
How is it not?
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#90 Jun 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Careful, you might get lynched now!

But just so you know I don't think your post was mean, racy or incendiary.

But I'm glad some twit thought so. Just goes to show they don't want dialogue, just a soapbox.
Thank you.
Though both "sides" may not see it in me, I Always try my best to view such matters objectively and as unbiased as possible.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#91 Jun 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
To these hypocrites the guy who MURDERED HER a hero because he shot up a gay community center.

They sicken me.
That truly is disgusting.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#92 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Calling her a child molester is a bit extreme. This case was nothing more than a young adult illegally targeting an underaged girl.
True, but by definition, it fits into child molestation. Actually, it goes a step further into the rape category and even kidnapping on at least one incidence for most states.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#93 Jun 24, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
And we can all argue what the penalty should be, and debate the circumstances of each type of incidence of this nature and how it should be handled. But this one seems pretty cut and dried, with a large age difference that is indisputable.
I will say that the punishment should not be particularly severe in view that she is a very young adult. Perhaps a fine and suspended sentence with probation would be adequate with the understanding that she would be sent to prison if she violated terms of her probation. I would also say that registering as a sex offender or not would be contingent on her not having sexual contact with another minor during her probation period.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#94 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Any violence or vandalism that has its roots in gay/lesbian matters is wrong, whether perpetrated by gays or anti-gays.
True.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#95 Jun 24, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.

And we can all argue what the penalty should be, and debate the circumstances of each type of incidence of this nature and how it should be handled. But this one seems pretty cut and dried, with a large age difference that is indisputable.
Correct.
Mud Master

Little Rock, AR

#96 Jun 24, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>I will say that the punishment should not be particularly severe in view that she is a very young adult. Perhaps a fine and suspended sentence with probation would be adequate with the understanding that she would be sent to prison if she violated terms of her probation. I would also say that registering as a sex offender or not would be contingent on her not having sexual contact with another minor during her probation period.
Again, you know I agree with this.

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