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Friday, October 21, 2005

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Harsher Penalties for Gay Statutory Rape

An 18 year old guy was having sex with a 14 year old guy; if one of them had been a female, the maximum sentence would have been 15 months; instead, the dude got 17 years.  The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously held that punishnent of gay underage sex much more harshly than straight underage sex was unconstitutional.  Story here, opinion here. [Jack Chin]

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