“Do not be like us, do not be like Britain, do not sit idly by as so-called ‘LGBT activists’ manipulate words and laws to achieve dominance in your country,” Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, told a conference of Christian conservatives in the Caribbean country this weekend.
“Ken Cuccinelli wants to make oral sex a felony. You can stop him,” the posters claimed. The Democratic Party of Virginia pulled the sexual-pun-filled posters after questions came from a local TV station.
“I am satisfied that the medical and scientific evidence has been for some time and remains to this day divided and inconclusive at best,” Judge Quentin Loh wrote of the cause of homosexuality.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce the state’s unconstitutional sodomy law after a local newspaper brought the undercover targeting of gay men to light.
Undercover officers in Baton Rouge, La., have been soliciting gay men in parks to go have sex elsewhere and then arresting them. None of the cases have been prosecuted because even the local prosecutor says no laws have been broken.
“Why is Terry McAuliffe Playing Politics Instead of Protecting Our Children?” the Cucinelli for Governor campaign’s website asks. “Everyone supports strong laws to protect children,” McAuliffe’s spokesman counters. “Ken Cuccinelli … believes that being gay should result in criminal prosecution and jail time.”
“In all places where sodomy has been decriminalized, moral decadence is the result. Look at California, look at Canada, and look at Europe,” the ad declares. The ad comes in response to a challenge to Belize’s sodomy law.
The Supreme Court of Belize held hearings this week on a challenge to the country’s colonial-era sodomy law. This is at least the third former British colony where courts have taken up challenges to sodomy codes this year.
“What an incredible day for equality and basic dignity,” the state’s only out gay lawmaker says.
The lawsuit to strike down the sodomy law was a central plank of LGBT advocacy in the Southeast Asian country. Judge says this is a question for the legislature to decide.
Sodomy, zygotes, and welfare, oh my.
After a three-judge panel ruled against Virginia’s attorney general in a case in which the state’s sodomy law was used to prosecute a man, Cuccinelli asked the full appeals court to reconsider. They will not, and Cuccinelli’s office did not immediately respond to a request asking if they will seek Supreme Court review.
“Folks have been trying to pull this language from our statute in Montana since 1991, so this has been a long time coming,” state Rep. Bryce Bennett says. Final vote is expected Wednesday, but the second reading passed Tuesday 64-36.
The conservative Virginia attorney general asked an appeals court to allow the state to use to the sodomy law to prosecute a man for soliciting a minor.