Homophobic Lawmaker’s Attempt To Make Sodomy And Oral Sex Illegal Fails Miserably

Author: April 17, 2013 6:35 am
Ken Cuccinelli

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As we all know, the Supreme Court case Lawrence Vs. Texas overturned the nation’s sodomy laws. However, there seems to be one person who wishes to revive the fight. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli petitioned the full United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Court, seeking to reinstate Virginia’s “Crimes against Nature” law, which would effectively criminalize all oral and anal sex. In other words, this is clearly aimed at gay sex. He got nowhere with his request, though, as there was a unanimous response to the petition by the Fourth Court, which issued an order rejecting the petition. Perhaps the most notable part of the entire affair is that no judge on the panel wished to poll for the petition.


Ironically enough, what Cuccinelli likely could have gotten through would have been a state ban on sex with minors. That would have been reasonable. But noooooo. He just had to have a blanket ban on all gay sex on the books, despite the fact that it is unconstitutional per Lawrence vs. Texas. 

The bottom line is, Mr. Cuccinelli, what you are suggesting here is illegal, and the Fourth Court rightfully shot you down before you could even get started. They all saw what a waste of time this petition of yours was right away, so why couldn’t you? Oh yeah, you have a one track mind: getting your own way, no matter how illegal and ridiculous it might be.

Give it up, Mr. Cuccinelli. I know that this will fall on deaf ears, but most of America has moved past the idea that it is any of the government’s business what goes on in the private lives of two consenting adults. No matter how much you might think you and your fellow social conservatives are the nation’s morality police, you simply are not. Now, I suggest you get back to doing your actual job, rather than attempting to pry into the personal lives of your constituents via this trumped up, unconstitutional legislation.

Remember: The Constitution rules this land, not any one person or moral beliefs of any one group. No matter how hard you fight it, so it shall stay.

Read more here at Think Progress.

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5 Comments

  • “What Cuccinelli likely could have gotten through would have been a state ban on sex with minors. That would have been reasonable.”

    Reasonable? Not if it was one of those ridiculous draconian blanket bans that criminalizes sex *among* minors, thus turning a hypothetical pair of precocious 13-year-olds into simultaneous rapists and rape victims.

  • Just to be clear, oral sex IS sodomy. So are many other sexual acts that humans of all persuasions might or might not enjoy. Most of these anti-gay freaks don’t know that.

  • darkdarkdarkdark

    there are a couple corrections you need to make in the article. first off, the proper case citation is Lawrence v. Texas. second, the name of the court is the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, not the Fourth Court.

  • Sounds like he was pandering to the extremes of his voters.

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