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Virginia rules that singles can have sex.

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 11:47 PM
I know - like they weren't already. The Virginia Supreme Court struck down a state law which forbid unmarried people to have sex. The Virginia High Court's decision was based in part on the SCOTUS ruling last year which struck down Texas's sodomy law.

"This case directly affects only the fornication law but makes it absolutely clear how the court would rule were the sodomy law before it," said Kent Willis, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Virginia.

Virginia's anti-sodomy law prohibits oral and anal sex even for married couples, but gay-rights advocates say the statute is only used to target homosexuals. Legislators for years have rejected efforts to repeal the law. They left it on the books again last year even after the Texas decision held that such laws are unconstitutional.

"It's a strong message to legislators that they must repeal Virginia's sodomy law," Willis said. "Now both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Virginia Supreme Court have spoken on essentially the same issue."

The court said that "decisions by married or unmarried persons regarding their intimate physical relationship are elements of their personal relationships that are entitled to due process protection."

Terrific decision in this era of the moral majority. This one ought to give Virginia legislators fits in the upcoming legislative session.

The entire article can be found - here

posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:36 PM
OMG! Society will fall, whats next? Blacks being allowed to marry? Hahahaha! This is great, what will the red states think of next? Also, got my bracelet.(In case you didn't know, new trend is to wear a bracelet((shoe string, whatever)) that is either red or blue, depending on if you are a open minded caring person or a republican)


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