Virginia Attorney General Is Still Pushing To Enforce Anti-Sodomy Laws
Virginia Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Ken Cuccinelli is still pushing to keep sodomy laws on the books AND legally enforceable in the state.
He's gone so far as to ask the Supreme Court to take on the case, though it seems doubtful that they'd have any interest considering the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas ruling struck down sodomy laws is pretty clear on the subject.
Still, that hasn't stopped Cuccinelli, who along with lobbying the Court, is also targeting Democratic gubernatorial opponent Terry McAuliffe. Cuccinelli maintains that McAuliffe, who opposes sodomy laws, is "playing politics instead of protecting our children."
Because, yes, it always comes back to the children.
Cuccinelli argues that the anti-sodomy "crimes against nature" law should be enforceable so that law enforcement has a means to prosecute pedophiles that solicit oral or anal sex.
One might be able to give Cuccinelli the benefit of the doubt if he weren't one of the only publicly elected officials to go on record with the belief that homosexual behavior should be criminalized and punishable with jail time.
So, yeah, sorry Ken. We're not gonna give you the benefit of the doubt here. We think we'll keep those anti-sodomy laws where they belong--unenforceable and unconstitutional.
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