If an 18 year old boy faced charges for sex with a 14 year old girl, would attorneys praise him as a “courageous teen” or would the ACLU offer support?
Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt drew precisely such praise and support for her lesbian relationship with a 14 year old. The Florida student rejected a minor sentence and insisted on defending her conduct in court. Justifying sexual exploitation of a child way below the age of consent shows that some gay advocates will endorse any homosexual behavior, no matter how outrageous.
But these attitudes also reflect instinctive recognition that a lesbian relationship, with no pregnancy risk, counts as inherently less dangerous, less significant, than opposite sex coupling. Ironically, activists ignore that distinction during the marriage debate, irrationally insisting that gay relationships are just as consequential as male-female marriages.