Florida Teen Facing Sex Offender Charge For Consensual Same-Sex Relationship

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    May 21, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    http://www.gay.com/advocate/florida-teen-facing-sex-offender-charge-for-consensual-same-sex-relationship
  • kevmoran

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    May 21, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    I'll just jab in and mention that if it was an 18 year old male and 15 year old female, people would be calling him a rapist and petitioning for a worse punishment than the conviction.
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    May 21, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    hairymascbear saidI'll just jab in and mention that if it was an 18 year old male and 15 year old female, people would be calling him a rapist and petitioning for a worse punishment than the conviction.

    This.

    It IS statutory rape. Though it's pretty obvious that it's being blown way out of proportion because they're lesbians. In a different place, in a heterosexual relationship, a blind eye would be turned.
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    May 21, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    hairymascbear saidI'll just jab in and mention that if it was an 18 year old male and 15 year old female, people would be calling him a rapist and petitioning for a worse punishment than the conviction.


    Actually no, a 17 y/o boy who's been dating at 15 y/o girl and then turns 18 I wouldn't call a "rapist", but that's just my own opinion. The parents here are douchebags just trying to destroy some girls life because there's no way their own daughter could be a lesbian.
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    May 21, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
    QUOTE They told their daughter to stop seeing Kaitlyn, but she refused. So her parents waited until after Kaitlyn was 18 years old, so she could be prosecuted as an adult, and they reported her to the police.



    She was 17 and the other girl was 15. They are both fucking kids for god's sake. The parents here are total assholes. This law is fucking stupid first of all, in Canada the age of sexual consent is 16 BUT from 14-15 you can have partners of up to 5 years older. That's the way it should be in order to prevent idiotic people from trying to take advantage of the law by waiting a few months in order to press charges against a minor. Bullshit
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    May 21, 2013 12:14 PM GMT
    If you gonna play you gotta pay.I don't care if it is same sex relationships or hetero....enforce the law.Ryan.
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    May 21, 2013 12:20 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidIf you gonna play you gotta pay.I don't care if it is same sex relationships or hetero....enforce the law.Ryan.



    That law is retarded and needs to be reviewed
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    May 21, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    we dont actually know if they had sex once the eldest of the two turned 18. all we know is they were in a relationship, which says nothing as to their sexual activity. statutory rape is sex with someone under the age of consent even if it was consensual.
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    May 21, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    There were cases of teens being charged with possession and distribution of child pornography for sexting with each other. That the prosecution took this case is almost as stupid.
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    May 21, 2013 1:16 PM GMT
    Few questions arise:

    The definition of 'consentual'..don't know about the legal definition but if:
    a) The person was unable to make an 'informed decision'..(e.g. if under age or mentally incapable
    b) Did not have the power to say 'no' (e.g. under/over age, employee/supervisor)
    in my view there is room for debate on the relationship being 'consentual'

    Secondly, the nature and intent of the 'relationship'

    Thirdly, the intent of the court case. Is it because of the relationship or because of the type of relationship ??

    While it may be against the letter of the law, think the law needs to include a test of causing harm, or an intent to cause harm...


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    May 21, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    This is a really sad situation, an I hope the girl gets out of it without any more trouble. To the bigot parents I hope their daughter abandons them to live a sad lonely life.
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    May 21, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    All lesbian sex should be illegal.
  • chadwick1985

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    May 21, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    This is stupid. They started dating when both were under 18. The law needs reviewed, I agree on the 5 year difference being the limit to help keep pervs from going after teens but 3 years! C'mon, that's nothing. My parents are 12 years apart in age. The 15 year olds parents need a major bitch slap.

    As for all lesbian sex being made illegal, funny thing is in a lot of states gay sex is actually still illegal. Its called sodomy.
  • spacemagic

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    May 22, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    There's also the Romeo and Juliet law to consider. I hope this case gets thrown out before this girl gets slapped with a sex offender label that will mar her for life.
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    May 22, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    It figures...it took place in Vero Beach. VB, which is about 60+ miles from Orlando is overrun with wealthy, Romney-type Republicans that literally hate anyone that is remotely different from them. Not only do you have the snooty types in the beach communities, but you have the cross-burning, Confederate flag waiving Republicans that live closer to I-95.

    Drive through Indian River County at your own risk.



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    May 22, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
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    hairymascbear saidI'll just jab in and mention that if it was an 18 year old male and 15 year old female, people would be calling him a rapist and petitioning for a worse punishment than the conviction.

    This.

    It IS statutory rape. Though it's pretty obvious that it's being blown way out of proportion because they're lesbians. In a different place, in a heterosexual relationship, a blind eye would be turned.


    Not so fast. It depends on the jurisdiction. In many places, it's not automatically statutory rape if the older person is over 18. The age difference is also a factor. In many jurisdictions, if the older person is legally an adult and the younger is a minor, but there is less than four years difference in age it would still not be considered statutory rape.
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    May 22, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    chadwick1985 saidThis is stupid. They started dating when both were under 18. The law needs reviewed, I agree on the 5 year difference being the limit to help keep pervs from going after teens but 3 years! C'mon, that's nothing. My parents are 12 years apart in age. The 15 year olds parents need a major bitch slap.

    As for all lesbian sex being made illegal, funny thing is in a lot of states gay sex is actually still illegal. Its called sodomy.


    You need an update on the law. The 2003 Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas nullified sodomy laws nationwide.
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    May 24, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
    If Kate is found guilty she could be facing up to 15 years in prison. That is such bullshit. Sign the petition on AllOut.org!


    [url]https://www.allout.org/en/actions/kate?utm_source=platform&utm_medium=email&utm_content=english&utm_campaign=kate&t=dXNlcmlkPTE1ODcyODYxLGVtYWlsaWQ9MjE5MzU=wà. As[/url]
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    May 24, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidIf you gonna play you gotta pay.I don't care if it is same sex relationships or hetero....enforce the law.Ryan.


    Remember you said that if they reinstate the sodomy laws.
  • HottJoe

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    May 24, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidIf you gonna play you gotta pay.I don't care if it is same sex relationships or hetero....enforce the law.Ryan.


    It's easy to lock strangers up for being in love if you have no empathy. Try thinking about what these people are actually going through.