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The Virginia General Assembly had several bills before it earlier this year that would have repealed or rewritten the law to conform with the Lawrence decision, but the majority-holding Republicans rebuffed them all.

I'm very grateful to live in a state where the legislature follows its conscience and does what's right instead of trying to placate a bunch of leftists.

1 posted on 07/12/2004 6:34:14 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee
It is nice to see the peoples' representatives doing their jobs instead of cowering before nine (or in the case of Lawrence, 5) unelected dictators. If only our reps in Congress and the White House would show as much courage.
2 posted on 07/12/2004 6:41:17 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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Amazingly, in the face of the fact this guy was doing it, any number of "homosexual rights" activists will claim "this never happens".

What we need, though, is for the Virginia State Police to catch Justice Souder out there at the rest-stop in Manassas. It's gonna' happen ~ eventually!

3 posted on 07/12/2004 6:44:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Is the argument now - since sodomy is a new right - that we can drop trou and have oral sex any ol' where we wanna?

Will we soon have sucking and non-sucking sections in public places?


6 posted on 07/12/2004 7:18:18 PM PDT by whereasandsoforth (A house divided is a duplex)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping - Virginia is for Lovers [of truth and morality].

Good one! So the homosexual rights people are saying that PUBLIC sodomy is ok??

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.


7 posted on 07/12/2004 7:39:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah ("You're possibly the most ignorant, belligerent, and loathesome poster on FR currently." - tdadams)
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I thought the Supremes said stay out of the bed room.

Does this guy sleep there?


8 posted on 07/12/2004 7:45:57 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you for posting this.

I am grateful for those who have held the line in VA. Certainly thankful for those who are able to turn back the leanings of our Northern VA mush-heads.

Cannot help but ask the God of mercy to reward these courageous individuals for their proection of the majority of the populace.


13 posted on 07/12/2004 8:37:27 PM PDT by Spirited
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"There are other laws that can apply here — the prostitution statute and indecent exposure — that cover public acts," said Greg Nivens, senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal's Atlanta office.

Not when The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force gets done running the courts:

Sexual Freedom Activists Target 'Archaic, Unjust' Sex Laws

In addition, the project will examine laws against public lewdness, "which are routinely misused to persecute and prosecute people who participate in non-traditional forms of sexual expression."

"I've seen firsthand how the misuse of these [public lewdness] laws has ruined the lives of gay and bisexual men," said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Plus:

Homosexual Public Restroom Sex Defended In California (Hey, They Were Born That Way!)

15 posted on 07/12/2004 10:36:01 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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A Virginia Beach man convicted of soliciting sex in a department store bathroom is challenging the state's sodomy law...

Pressed for a comment, the sodomite defended his actions by stating, "Hey -- would you rather I take my business to Macy's front window?"

19 posted on 07/12/2004 11:40:37 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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At issue in each of the cases is whether the ruling that struck down a Texas law against sodomy in private settings invalidates Virginia's law. Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore maintains that Virginia's law is still enforceable against sodomy in public places, while opponents say the law should be stricken entirely.

Constitutional law just doesn't work the way Kilgore says it does. If a law is found un-Constitutional, the police can't make up their own limited version -- the legislature has to do that (and AFAIK has not done so in Virginia).

To make the point more clearly with an exaggerated hypothetical, suppose that a law is passed prohibiting any discussion of nuclear physics. Someone who sold the secret of the "suitcase nuke" to al-Qaeda is prosecuted under this law. In a different case, the Supreme Court (quite properly) finds this hypothetical law to be an infringement of First Amendment rights. The guy would get off scot-free, unless charged under some other law (such as the real-world laws that specificially address classified information and aid to criminal conspiracies).

20 posted on 07/13/2004 6:35:17 AM PDT by steve-b (Panties & Leashes Would Look Good On Spammers)
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"At issue in each of the cases is whether the ruling that struck down a Texas law against sodomy in private settings invalidates Virginia's law. Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore maintains that Virginia's law is still enforceable against sodomy in public places, while opponents say the law should be stricken entirely."

They're arguing that a right to privacy protects public sodomy?

Public=private, Day=night, right=wrong, 2+2=5
29 posted on 07/13/2004 9:50:59 PM PDT by Wampus SC
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