Kaitlyn Hunt Refuses Plea Deal, Could Turn to "Romeo and Juliet" Law
Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old high school student facing felony charges in connection to her arrest after she had a same-sex relationship with a younger student, was offered a plea agreement of two years house arrest and one year probation.
Kaitlyn Hunt and her father Steve
She has refused the plea deal.
Had she taken the offer, she would have been labeled a "sexual offender."
Kaitlyn has received an overwhelming amount of support online, particularly from those who believe this is a gay rights issue. There are those who oppose her, and use the staunch Florida law as a reasoning to push their bigotry.
The family says Kaitlyn's girlfriend's parents are pressing charges because they simply can't handle their daughter being in a same-sex relationship.
Kaitlyn and her supporters say the relationship was consensual. Florida law stipulates that anyone younger than 16 cannot legally consent to sexual activity.