CRAZIES

Antigays Fear Sex Parades After Sodomy Law Is Repealed

2012MGParade-124Louisiana is gradually wheezing its way into the 21st century in spite of itself. This week a committee recommended that the state finally repeal its sodomy laws, which have been unconstitutional for 11 years but still used by police to illegally arrest gay men.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that sodomy laws violate the Constitution. That’s great! But some backwater parts of the country simply pretended that it didn’t happen. In Baton Rouge, police ran an entrapment scheme in which they’d meet gay men at parks, and then arrest them for “attempted crimes against nature” even if the victim proposed that they retire to a private residence for sex.

Obviously, it’s not OK to arrest grownups for meeting, forming a relationship, and then scurrying off to the bedroom, since that is how the species gets propagated. And in the wake of Lawrence v. Texas, the stings were clearly illegal. An outrage followed, and now finally the Louisiana house is talking about repealing the “carnal copulation” bill.

But incredibly, even though it violates the US Constitution, some lawmakers want to keep it on the books, including Governor Bobby Jindal. Why do you hate the Constitution, Bobby Jindal?

A House committee passed the bill on a vote that was much closer than it should have been: 9 to 6. And the matter attracted a lot of attention from ignorant hill folk who apparently traveled here from the 1950s. Various citizens spoke out in favor of the anti-gay law, saying that legalizing sodomy will make parks unsafe, that being gay is a death sentence, and that if the law is overturned then the next thing the gays will want is a home-invading sexy-dancing parade. We are not joking about this. These are all actual things that people said.

Now the bill goes the the full House and then on to the Senate, and lord knows what crazy horse shit those people will come up with. Please deal with your nuts, Louisiana, they are embarrassing you! And then once that’s taken care of, come join us in the year 2014.