Should Sodomy Be a Crime? ?
Lawrence v. Texas is a landmark United States Supreme Court case. In the 6-3 ruling, the Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas in 2003.
Sodomy is Anal and Oral Sex between two consenting Adults.
The effect of Lawrence v. Texas was erasing laws throughout the United States that made it a crime to have anal and oral sex between 2 consenting adults acting in private. Both heterosexual and Gay.
At the time in 2003 Thirteen States had Laws on the Books Against Oral and Anal Sex for 2 consenting Adults.- Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.
RICK PERRY WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF TEXAS’S ANTI-SODOMY LAWS: Perry was a strong proponent of Texas’s anti-sodomy law that was struck down in 2003 by the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas.
Calling the law “appropriate,” Perry dismissed the Court decision as the result of “nine oligarchs in robes.” Even after being struck down, Perry supported the Texas legislature’s refusal to remove the law from its books.
Do You Support this by saying Anal and Oral Sex between two consenting Adults Should be a Crime??????????
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Everyone should have the right to do what they please, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others.
- MarkLv 78 years ago
Sodomy should be made a crime just one more time by some state legislature that has only one goal in mind -- persuading the Supreme Court to overturn Lawrence v. Texas.
I want some state legislature somewhere in the country to go back and make another law banning oral and anal sex, and then once it gets enforced against someone -- anyone -- then that person(s) should challenge the law, arguing it is unconstitutional per the Lawrence precedent. But the state attorney general of that state should vigorously work on a brief arguing that Lawrence was wrongly decided, that the precedent case that Lawrence overturned was the correct decision in the first place. Hopefully, the Court will recognize the errors in Lawrence and overturn it, re-establishing the previous precedent of Bowers v. Hardwick.
And then that state legislature, having won its "right" to make the law, should repeal it again, and the Governor of the state should offer a complete pardon to the person who had been charged with violating it.
Lawrence v. Texas was a terrible, terrible mistake. It must be overturned. If it does not get overturned before I die, I will die terribly unhappy.
Of course there is a reason why legislatures want to ban sodomy -- because the legislature thinks it's immoral. And for more than 100 years before Lawrence v. Texas, the Sup. Ct. had been saying that state legislatures may exercise the power to ban conduct it deems immoral, even sexual conduct. In fact, the Court even held that Congress may ban immoral sexual conduct! What the Court said about precedents in Lawrence v. Texas was completely untrue, there is nothing in the Constitution guaranteeing any right to have sex, and those are the reasons I am insisting that the decision must be overturned.
- DiLv 78 years ago
Under the UCMJ, yes it was. What did the UCMJ say oh wait, that article was amended "(CNSNews.com) – (Updated) The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals--or bestiality.
On Nov. 15, the Senate Armed Services Committee had unanimously approved S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Article 125 of the UCMJ makes it illegal to engage in both sodomy with humans and sex with animals.
It states: "(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said the effort to remove sodomy from military law stems from liberal Senate Democrats' and President Obama’s support for removing the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy."
Let's hear it for Obama's NDAA shall we?
- 8 years ago
Big Government has not right telling me how to have sex.
Your gonna have to die unhappy then cause there is not reason to support making anal and oral sex illegal.
Why do you care what other ppl do in their privacy of their home?!?!?!?
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- MaxwellLv 78 years ago
making a BJ illegal is unAmerican!
- 8 years ago
hey, i say each to their own. its when people start bringing animals and children into the equation, is when you need to start to worry