It is your senior year of high school. Senior Prom. Graduation. Getting ready for college. It is your last year in high school, your last year as a child. As the school year begins, a new girl catches your eye. She is only a freshman, a bit younger than you, but she is still your peer, attending your school. The two of you start to talk, and hit it off, and soon a high school romance has begun, no different than the countless other ones going on in high school.
Well, there are a few differences. The first is that both of you are female. Now while that may have been a big deal when I was in high school (92-94), it’s the twenty-teens now, and homosexual relationships are old hat. Hell, the majority of the nation thinks they should be able to marry, so the first difference shouldn’t matter.
The second difference? Well, this one ends with you put in hand cuffs and taken off to jail.
Ready to have your day ruined? From the Salon:
Kaitlyn Hunt is an 18-year-old high school senior, a cheerleader and varsity basketball player who classmates once dubbed “student with the most school spirit.” In February of this year, two police officers appeared at her Florida home, put her in handcuffs and, without explanation to either of her parents, placed her under arrest.
Kaitlyn now faces two felony counts of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16 because of her consensual, same-sex relationship with a high school classmate, a freshman she met while both played on the varsity basketball team.
The father of Kaitlyn is now speaking out. First, it turns out that the school also took issue with his daughters sexuality:
After the relationship started, the basketball coach approached her and said, “Kaitlyn, can I talk to you? I heard you have something going on with another female player on our team, and I can’t have that kind of drama on my team, I don’t allow it and I wouldn’t ever. So, I’m sorry, but playing on our team won’t work out for you.”
And the details of this case reveal that the parents of Kaitlyn’s girlfriend are nominees for any Worst People in America awards you happen to have lying around, and that the prosecution could be accurately described as a bit malicious: (Bolding is mine as always)
While Kate was three years older than her girlfriend, they were peers. But when Kate’s girlfriend’s parents learned of their relationship, they went directly to the police to press charges without sharing their objections with Kate or her family… Kate was eventually charged with two counts of felony lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16 …
Kate’s girlfriend has taken no part in her prosecution and adamantly denies she is a victim, but the law grants her no rights in this matter. Kate has offered to permanently cease contact and leave the state if charges are dropped, but that offer has been rejected by the prosecutor and the girlfriend’s parents…
This relationship occurred when they were both minors, and my daughter’s girlfriend’s parents waited until she turned 18 to arrest her.
This is wrong on so many levels. These are felony charges. Even if she doesn’t get jail time, the felony on her record could ruin her life before it really begins. For real. I have a felony, and it cripples you. But at least I did something to earn my felony. What did Kaitlyn do? She isn’t an adult cruising the school yard looking for a date. They are classmates. She is charged with a felony for aggravated dating while in high school.
Or, to put it bluntly, she is being charged with a felony because she is gay.
Why are Kaitlyn’s girlfriends parents being such complete and total fucks about this? Why are they being so unreasonable to totally ignore their own daughters wishes, and reject a deal that involves Kaitlyn not only leaving their daughter alone, but leaving the god damn state?
Why is my fucking religion sense tingling?