Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Persecuted, Prosecuted

Two adults could be jailed for two years for a consensual relationship. This news article refers to them or their actions as:


Stephen Paterson is 43. His lover, Kristy is 27. They have been prosecuted because of their love.

Kirsty was born exactly 27 years ago today after a fling between Paterson and an Ayrshire crimper, who were both 16 at the time.

The teenage parents put the tot up for adoption, and she was raised by a Lanarkshire family.

But just over two years ago Kirsty tracked down her dad in Girvan, Ayrshire, where she also now lives. And within months she and her new-found father were meeting for SEX at her home.

Stephen Paterson was married, and it is a shame he was secretive in keeping this love from his wife, and a shame that she couldn't be more accepting. If she had been, then perhaps he wouldn't have been secretive. It was his wife who turned him in to authorities.

Notice that under law, not only can these lovers not marry, but they can actually be jailed and ordered to stay away from each other. Why is this anybody else's business? These people are our neighbors - productive members of society who pay their taxes. Why can't we leave them alone? Why does a news source attack them?
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