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Well, they better start initiating their witch hunt asafp. There’s a lot of straight couple going down on each other as we speak…or type.
Just goes to show the contempt of Louisiana for the Constitution.
They wanna live in the 19th century.
Dumb & stubborn.
Alabama didn’t repeal its anti-miscegenation law until 33 YEARS after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such laws were unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia.
Small (minded) government.
We should honestly eradicate the government system and instead run the country as a community because this system of hierarchy it clearly not working and it take years for it to get done if that ever happens.
Here in Brazil, we are a federation but the states are not as independent as in the US. I think this is a positive thing. The supreme court has ruled in our favor many times.
So Louisiana principles are not in line with the US Constitution, if we are to believe the Louisiana Family Forum. Maybe Louisiana should secede from the US. Oh yeah, they tried that once already.
FYI – not defined in the article (come on Queerty writers, get on the stick!!) – Louisiana’s sodomy law includes oral and anal sex between adults, gay or straight. Rep. Valerie Hodges just doesn’t want to give her husband a blow job, she can use the law as an excuse.
And the south shall FALL again.
How much money will Louisiana waste trying to enforce unconstitutional laws and how much will they be forced to pay out in damages for willfully violating the civil rights of American citizens every time they try to prosecute under this law?
State Judges and law enforcement that ignore Supreme Court rulings and continue to persecute citizens under these laws can be brought up on federal charges.
The south will forever be on the wrong side of history. Then again, when your populace reflects that much inbreeding, what else would one expect?
Anti-sodomy laws exist throughout this country still, as do a slew of equally unenforceable laws. For example, in Ohio it is illegal to sell baby chickens or ducklings that have had their feathers dyed. Women cannot wear patent leather shoes and technically… you cannot make a civil arrest on a Sunday, on the 4th of July, or against ANYONE in the halls of justice or of the state congress while a session is being held.
Many of these laws are 50+ years old. Removing them can have unintended consequences as other laws reference them. And of course removing a law takes votes which take TIME which by necessity takes time away from OTHER things.
But that being said… let them keep it if they want to hold on to their golden days of hate and bigotry. The law is entirely unenforceable and if any law enforcement seeks to use it as an avenue for arresting someone they open themselves up to quite a fun little lawsuit process.
This is a prime example of how politicians really have no power in the end. Those 66 people cannot compel anyone to maintain the rule of law. They are just sitting in a room praying to the heavens that everyone goes along with them. How about everyone experiencing human rights violations simply stops upholding any laws whatsoever?
This is a prime example of how politicians will deal with any unimportant thing rather than actively address the problems of their constituents.
So they are going to be monitoring private sexual activity. Sounds very non- conservative to me in the Barry Goldwater sense
I sure hope that Louisianians are aware that any type of sex that isn’t a man and woman in the missionary position is defined as sodomy. Anybody going down in Louisiana is going down! unless of course they intend to enforce the law selectively as in “only gay sodomy” but surely the law enforcement community is too enlightened for that?? LOL.
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