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  •  Or, like many parents, perhaps (1+ / 0-)
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    they struggled with what was happening, demanded the relationship end, felt helpless, etc. Sorry, but the law is clear, and I'm just not ready to judge parents for how they handle something happening to their 15-year old child. Not without some evidence that the diary headline is true, that the charges are "for same sex relationship," rather than "for statutory rape."

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    by dhonig on Sun May 19, 2013 at 05:21:19 AM PDT

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    •  But again, why didn't they talk to Kate's parents? (0+ / 0-)

      It just seems incredibly petty--and I find it hard to believe it would have come to this if this were a heterosexual relationship.

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      by Christian Dem in NC on Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:09:28 AM PDT

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      •   Happens all the time (0+ / 0-)

        and that is an additional problem to the spotlight on this case.  When people are only concerned about injustice within a limited scope or only related to their community or what they feel is important they get a messed up view of how things really happen.  

        This happens ALL THE TIME....ALL THE TIME to heterosexuals.  ALL THE TIME.

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        by mim5677 on Sun May 19, 2013 at 08:16:28 AM PDT

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      •  Jesus. (1+ / 0-)
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        Imagine Kate was a boy. Would you have talked to the parents? Would you have been here demanding that the parents of the boy be talked to?

        Just because it's gay sex doesn't make it right. 18 and 15 are WORLDS apart.

        CoB, father of 2 teenaged daughters, who would be VERY suspicious of a relationship with that age difference. Even for my daughter who's straight. (The gay one is 17 she can do what she wants :D).

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        by ChurchofBruce on Sun May 19, 2013 at 08:17:28 AM PDT

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        •  Oh yes (1+ / 0-)
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          I'd have told his parents in no uncertain terms, "This relationship ends and ends RIGHT NOW.  If I find out they're still together, I'm going to the police--no ifs, ands or buts."

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          by Christian Dem in NC on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:42:49 AM PDT

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          •  So, your main objection (0+ / 0-)

            is that the parents didn't call Kate's parents before (and not necessarily instead of) they went to the police? You do believe that going to the police was still a viable option if the parents didn't respond properly? OK, I buy that.

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            by ChurchofBruce on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:51:54 AM PDT

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            •  Yeah, precisely (1+ / 0-)
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              That and the fact they knew about the relationship when Kate was still 17, but (based on the timeline) didn't do anything until seven months after Kate turned 18.  If they were truly concerned about it, why didn't they say something BEFORE Kate turned 18 in August?

              That's why this situation would stink to high heaven even if this was a heterosexual relationship.

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              by Christian Dem in NC on Sun May 19, 2013 at 12:00:16 PM PDT

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