I changed the title from the original one on Yahoo!/ABC because their wording sucks.
I agree that if gays and lesbians want equality it has to be all or nothing. We cannot pick and choose the rights we want to be equal while at the same time leaving others unchanged. So, we must take the beneficial rights along with those that can harm us or another.
If the Hunt family spokesman is right and the other family involved took this to police for the wrong reason – i.e. because their daughter is probably homosexual rather than because of the age difference – then I feel very sorry for them that they cannot accept their daughter for who she is.
I also think it’s wrong that the police set up a sting operation to trap Kaitlyn. Either you trust what the 14 year old is saying or you don’t. If it were an 18 year old male, would the sting operation have occurred?
A Florida high school senior was expelled from school and is facing felony charges for a sexual relationship she allegedly had with a fellow girls’ basketball teammate who is three years younger.
Kaitlyn Hunt, a cheerleader and basketball player at Sebastian River High School, is facing two counts of felony lewd and lascivious conduct on a child ages 12 to 14 for her alleged relationship with a freshman classmate.
She has denied the charges, which were filed earlier this year in Indian River County.
The girls were 18 and 14 when they became sexually involved, according to an arrest affidavit by the county Sheriff’s Department. The girls basketball coach at the high school found out about the relationship, told the younger girl’s mother, who also works as a coach, and kicked Hunt off the team, according to Hunt’s family.
The younger girl’s parents then contacted police, according to the Hunt family.
The police set up a phone sting operation in which the 14-year-old called Hunt and asked her details about their relationship, according to the affidavit. Police then arrested Hunt in February, based on the details the girls discussed on the phone, according to the document. She was charged and spent 24 hours in jail before posting bond.