I see. Thank you for clarifying the situation for me, Robert. I certainly understand why you are troubled by this.
Washington state law does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, at least in the employment context, so your daughter could file a complaint with the state Human Rights Commission for investigation since it appears clear that she is being refuse enrollment in the apprentice level because of her sexual orientation.
Here is a link which provides more information on this:
In addition, the writer of the e-mail does seem to be referencing state statutory rape laws when he indicates someone may be in a lot of trouble or going to jail. Those laws are typically implements to protect minors from older individuals since lawmakers believe minors do not have the capacity to consent to a sexual relationship with a older partner.
Here is the language of the code:
RCW 9a.44.079Rape of a child in the third degree.
(1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the third degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least forty-eight months older than the victim.
(2) Rape of a child in the third degree is a class C felony.
Here is a link to the code:
Since your daughter is not yet 16 years of age, someone could report her partner as having had intercourse with your daughter and attempt to have her charged with statutory rape. You indicate they are not sexually active, but if someone were willing to lie to the authorities and even lie under oath, they could potentially cause problems for your daughter and her partner.
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