Florida Girl Arrested and Expelled for Gay Relationship

k.huntFlorida teen Kaitlyn Hunt has just experienced a grave injustice due to a technicality in the law. At the start of the school year, Kaitlyn Hunt was 17 years-old, and dating a girl three years younger than her, which is not all too uncommon in high schools these days.

The trouble comes shortly after Kaitlyn Hunt’s 18th birthday, when, her girlfriend’s parent’s had Hunt arrested for “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.” The girlfriend was 15 years-old at the time.

Hunt’s mother argues that the family of her daughter’s girlfriend were out to get her from the start because they never approved of their relationship in the first place.

“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.”

When it comes to daughters and relationships, families can be a *little* overprotective, and that definitely sounds like the case here. Of course, the girl’s family couldn’t just let it stop there. They petitioned the school board and got Kaitlyn expelled just weeks before graduation, even after a judge ruled Kaitlyn could attend school as long as she didn’t contact her (I can only assume) ex-girlfriend.

Now, pardon my french, but that is some f***ed up s**t.

There is a plea deal on the table for Kaitlyn, two years house arrest and one year probation. The deadline to accept is next Friday, otherwise she goes to trial.

I for one hope Kaitlyn goes to trial, and the judge throws this out of court. It’s just a witch hunt by the parents. Kaitlyn’s mom has started a Change.org petition to “stop the hate, free Kate” and it will be delivered to Indian River County State Attorney’s Office. I highly urge you to sign it!

I’ll keep everyone updated as this story develops.

5 thoughts on “Florida Girl Arrested and Expelled for Gay Relationship”

  1. This is not accurately reported. Kaitlyn turned 18 before she ever met the younger girl and the younger girl was 14 when the sexual relationship occurred (has only recently turned 15). There’s actually closer to a 4 year age difference between the girls. Here’s a link to the arrest affidavit as posted in the NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/21/us/hunt-arrest-affidavit.html

    The claim that this has anything to do with Kaitlyn being gay is false and is simply a media campaign by her parents to frame her as a victim. The parents have said they would have done the same thing if it had been an 18 year old boy having sex with their 14 year old daughter. Kaitlyn’s parents have made numerous false and damaging claims (you can confirm their lies by looking at the facts in the affidavit), including publishing the names of the younger girl’s parents online so people can harass them.

    I’m not overly up in arms about the relationship really. Stuff happens in high school, I can remember one senior I was completely smitten with as a freshman. The thing that has disturbed me the most is the demonization of the younger girl’s parents and all the hateful things people are saying, based solely on the claims of Kaitlyn’s parents who are in the midst of a smear campaign in the attempt to garner support for their daughter (I don’t blame them for that obviously, but do feel how they’ve done it is really wrong and dirty). Please don’t throw hate towards people without knowing all the facts, the affidavit I’ve linked to should probably clear a lot of that up.

  2. Now here’s where the confusion starts, with Steveorex’s comment. I signed the Change.org petition, and that was started by Kaitlyn’s dad, sadly I couldn’t tell for sure who ignited the one on Allout’s sight, if it was Mr Hunt, there may need to be further looked into.

  3. I think you’re confused. Everyone keeps trying to make this a gay issue as it’s Kaitlyn’s only chance for reprieve. But she was clearly 18 at the time of the relationship and the minor was 14 and according to the affidavit experiencing her first sexual experience with Katy. FOUR years is too big a difference in your teen years and should be debated if this falls under the umbrella of statutory rape. We need to protect the 14 year old NOT the 18 year old.

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