It’s against the law in Kansas for kids under sixteen to have consensual sex. But if the kids are gay, it’s thirteen times worse. That’s the verdict of a Kansas appeals court, which has ruled that it’s OK to punish gay teenagers more harshly for having underage sex. The decision upholds the sentence of Matthew Limon, a developmentally disabled teen who had consensual oral sex with a fourteen year old boy. Limon is currently serving seventeen years behind bars but if his partner had been a girl, he would have been out after fifteen months. Judge Henry Green ruled that the harsher sentence is justified by “traditional sexual mores concerning marriage” that are vital “to the very survival of the human race.”