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GOP Nominee For VA Governor Wants To Bring Back Sodomy Laws

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is also the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, is upset with that Supreme Court ruling and wants to overturn it. No, not DOMA. Sodomy laws. Yes, Cuccinelli is upset about the decade-old ruling that made sodomy laws unconstitutional and has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to let Virginia bring the law back.

The ostensible reason for Cuccinelli’s request is a ruling by a federal district court that stuck down Virginia’s “crimes against nature” statute. (Just to be clear: “crimes against nature” in Virginia means oral and anal sex. There are a lot of criminals on the loose in the state.) The ruling came in the case of a 47-year-old man who was convicted of soliciting oral sex from a 17-year-old girl. The court said that the state could pass a law that forbid oral sex between an adult and a minor, but Cuccinelli wants the old law, which can be used to prosecute consenting adults. Like gay and lesbian consenting adults.

Of course, Cuccinelli says he would never, ever do such a terrible thing. However, this is also the man who said, “My view is that homosexual acts — not homosexuality, but homosexual acts — are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law-based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that…They don’t comport with natural law.” In other words, break the natural law and there should be consequences. Like, maybe, jail.

The odds against Cuccinelli getting the old law back are pretty slim. But it is a measure of his commitment to the old order that he’s willing to spend state funds on the effort. Voters get their chance to express their opinion of it all in November.

By:           John Gallagher
On:           Jun 28, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      which “natural law” is he referring to?

      is it in a law book we might examine?

      is there some scientific proof for the validity of this “law”?

      Jun 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victor_in_PA
      Victor_in_PA

      I saw we outlaw hateful, right-wing, religious bigots. He’d be the first to go.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      We need a blow by blow description of this law, sir. Will heterosexuals be subject to this law?

      Jun 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vartan X.
      Vartan X.

      I love it when Republicans talk about “natural law” to justify their hatred for gays and lesbians. Yet, the same party denies the very “natural law” when it comes to evolutionary theory, climate change, and a woman’s physiological response to rape (a.k.a. ‘legitimate rape’ thing). It’s inconceivable how people can hold contradictory views in their heads. Indeed, ignorance is bliss.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @Vartan X.: Spoiler alert about natural law: it’s whatever the speaker says it is, albeit dressed up in academicspeak at times.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams
      Derek Williams

      I say, let’s elect him. Life can get dull when there’s no-one this absurd to poke fun at.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      @Derek Williams:

      No, I say you take him (and his running mate E. W. Jackson, and hey, why not throw Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, and a whole slew of other GOPers in the bargain) to ensure that your life remains lively and never grows “dull”, and let Virginians and the rest of America breathe a sigh of relief.

      Seriously, though, doesn’t Cuccinnelli have other things to think about as potential governor? And is he saying he never enjoys oral sex, nor does his wife, let alone anal sex? Bad, joyless sex can turn anyone into a crackpot like this. He needs to give up the ghosts, come out of the closet, and just move into a bathhouse for a month or two. He’ll change his tune.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atomicrob
      Atomicrob

      What’s in the drinking water down there? All they think and talk about is how people have sex.

      Jun 30, 2013 at 5:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      The closet cases – regardless of state – who hold or run for office always overdue their actions. Just look at Texas. But there have always been and still are closet cases interested in politics so they will do whatever their self-loathing mind tells them they need to do to fulfill their ambition. Just look at what outed politicians did before they were outed. The pattern remains woefully the same – over and over regardless of which region of the country.

      Jun 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      It doesn’t take 5 minutes on YouTube to find all species of animals performing oral sex in nature. What is unnatural are humans not partaking of their natural inclinations. By denying ones “natural” inclinations is really the unnatural act. You can tell by the looks of Ken Cuccinelli that he hasn’t had a good blow job in a long, LONG time, if ever. Please, someone find him a hooker to give him one PLEASE.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 5:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Please, Mr. Cuccinelli, please, please speak at the next Republican convention! Lay it all out there, pal. Tell the world what you think and how your party will implement it. Stand strong and never stop talking about these very important matters. Make sure everybody knows what your party stands for and take it to the airwaves, sir.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patsy Stoned
      Patsy Stoned

      I’m with 1EqualityUSA. Let insane anti-gay lunatics like this dipshit talk…their voices only help gay people.

      Jul 2, 2013 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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