Legalizing Gay Sex Makes Alabamans “Less Protected” From Sexual Assault, Claims Attorney General

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This week, Alabama shook off a long overdue, ridiculous law criminalizing oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The anti-sodomy law was mostly used to criminalize homosexual behavior, even between consenting unmarried partners (I probably don’t need to tell you gay marriage is not legal in AL). An appeals court overturned the law, citing the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas decision that found criminalizing same-sex behavior was unconstitutional.

Now Alabama’s Attorney General (and owner of a perfect movie villain name) Luther Strange wants the appeals court to reconsider — and he may kinda, sorta have a point. Bear with me …

According to AL.com, the anti-sodomy law also included sex with consent “obtained by the use of fraud or any other artifice” and some circumstances of non-consensual sex that wasn’t included in the state’s definition of first or second degree rape. For what it is worth, Strange said he agreed it was unconstitutional to apply the anti-sodomy law to consensual sex acts. Clearly, AL should just change their criminal code to reflect specific situations, not keep an outdated, discriminatory law on the books.

Come on, Alabama, it’s time to admit when you’ve been beaten.

[AL.com]
[Montgomery Advertiser]

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