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Ken Cuccinelli, the current Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate for Virgina, is very, very concerned about sodomy and he intends to use taxpayer funds to challenge your right to engage in it in the privacy of your homes.

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli has filed a petition with the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond asking the full 15-judge court to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel last month that overturned the state’s sodomy law.

The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on March 12 that a section of Virginia’s “Crimes Against Nature” statute that outlaws sodomy between consenting adults, gay or straight, is unconstitutional based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2003 known as Lawrence v. Texas.

I tend to assume the worst of Republicans, but this goes beyond even my wildest assumptions. I didn’t think in 2013 a Republican lawmaker would come out against sodomy.

  • Bob Rutledge

    Couple things:

    1) I didn’t think in 2013 a Republican lawmaker would come out against sodomy. Seriously? Have you not been paying attention to the rampant Theocratic wing? Cuccinelli’s nothing less than a redneck Santorum wannabe.

    2) As IrishGirl alludes above, this — and the no-doubt-DOA NC attempt to establish a State Religion… and all the other high-profile Repellican BS — are indeed last-ditch efforts to weight the body of law to the regressive side before the jack-booted theocratic thugs are tossed into the dustbin of history. And/or smoke and mirrors aided and abetted by the corporatist wing of the Regressive Party so that they can amass that last tenth of a percent of the world wealth.

  • zirgar

    Well, on the bright side, if this happens the GOP can finally be brought up charges for what it’s doing to Virginia.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      Yeah, but… you know… IOKIYAR.

  • D_C_Wilson

    What happened?

    He run out of climate scientists to persecute?

  • candideinnc

    Cucinelli is such a jerk, I know he is taking this on to try to yank gay peoples’ chains. However, the case in question that they are prosecuting that related to this was a case of sodomy with a minor by an adult. As has been pointed out elsewhere, the act on the books in Virginia is clearly unconstitutional, but rather than enact a law to prosecute criminal behavior of a minor, he is wasting taxpayer money to try to get an en banc hearing to see if he can keep the law and show his hatred of gays as sodomites.

  • IrishGrrrl

    Correct me if I am wrong but I am starting to get the impression that they are panic stricken. Its either that or they think by attacking LGBTQ issues on multiple fronts they can distract the country from the marriage issue and make us spend more time, energy and money than we actually have. Or maybe, all of the above?

    • muselet

      Ken Cuccinelli’s office says this ridiculous appeal has nothing to do with sexual orientation, and I actually believe that. This ridiculous appeal is about making sure the state can control how manbits and ladybits are used, regardless of the orientation of their possessors. In other words, Cuccinelli is motivated by anhedonia, not homophobia (although if the gays are inconvenienced, he’d consider that a feature rather than a bug).

      Well, that and his ambition to become governor.