US Teen expelled from school for same-sex relationship

Kaitlyn Hunt, 18-year-old Florida high school student, is facing charges of "lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16" and was expelled from school after the parents of her 15-year-old girlfriend pressed charges.

"...They were out to destroy my daughter. [They] feel like my daughter 'made' their daughter gay," said Hunt’s mother in a statement on Facebook.

Police arrested the young woman in February and, despite a judge’s order to allow Hunt to stay in school and repeated denial by administration of the girlfriend’s parent’s request to have her expelled, they successfully petitioned the school board to have her kicked out weeks before graduation.

A petition is circulating asking the Indian River County State Attorney's Office to stop the prosecution of Kaitlyn Hunt.