ABC Family's The Fosters made history on Monday by broadcasting the youngest same-sex kiss in television history.

The kiss drew both praise and criticism.

On the show, now in its second season, Lena (played by Sherri Saum) and Stef (Teri Polo) are two working moms coping with raising five children, including the recent addition of a wayward teenage girl.

Jude (Hayden Byerly) is the youngest son in the family at 14. Connor (Gavin MacIntosh) came to Jude's rescue when he was being bullied. On Monday's episode, Jude confronts Connor about their relationship and Connor responds by kissing Jude.

Peter Paige, the show's co-creator, discussed the storyline with

“If people want to judge it, I think maybe they should watch and see how carefully, delicately and chastely it was handled,” Paige said. “We are not here to sensationalize or exploit anyone.”