Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Sex with Corpses
Posted on 09/10/2004 5:00:44 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Having sex with corpses is now officially illegal in California after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill barring necrophilia, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
The new legislation marks the culmination of a two-year drive to outlaw necrophilia in the state and will help prosecutors who have been stymied by the lack of an official ban on the practice, according to experts.
"Nobody knows the full extent of the problem. ... But a handful of instances over the past decade is frequent enough to have a bill concerning it," said Tyler Ochoa, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law who has studied California cases involving allegations of necrophilia.
"Prosecutors didn't have anything to charge these people with other than breaking and entering. But if they worked in a mortuary in the first place, prosecutors couldn't even charge them with that," Ochoa said.
The state's first attempt to outlaw necrophilia, in response to a case of a man charged with having sex with the corpse of a 4-year-old girl in Southern California, stalled last year in a legislative committee.
Lawmakers revived the bill this year after an unsuccessful prosecution of a man found in a San Francisco funeral home drunk and passed out on top of an elderly woman's corpse.
The new law makes sex with a corpse a felony punishable by up to eight years in prison.
When does the ACLU file for overturning this law, and when does the mayor of San Francisco start issuing marriage certificates to people who want to marry corpses?
And to think I voted for him!
Word has it ACLU will sue to get this off the books (I wouldn't doubt it)
You mean it wasn't before?
Please no dead lay jokes...ugg, that hurts.
That's going to tick off another huge California constituency!
He'd do anything to get out of having sex with Maria wouldn't he.
I thought that too, unbelievable.
It is a wonder that there is enough of a problem with this that someone felt it necessary to pass a law. Which raises a question: Who complained?
This could be a cruel blow to the Democrat base of metabolically challenged voters this Fall, and to the motivation of the Democrat Party "Get Out the Vote" operatives.
My husband won't be happy....
(a menopause joke)
If dead people can vote, why can't they have sex?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was just joking. BTW, it's about time they passed this law.
Darn, just when I was getting ready to go there to have sex with a dead person! I never get a break.
Whatcha gonna do now, guys?
How dare the government be judgmental over what adults do in the privacy of their homes? Isn't this unconstitutional under Lawrence?
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OMG! The liberals must be furious!
Oh Great. Now they're going to demand a recall election for Arnold's sex with dead people "intolerance".
"Well now, isn't that special?"
They debated this for two years? Was there a lobby against it?
Don't worry. You can still marry a corpse in San Francisco.
You can't have sex with ANY dead people?
Not even to entice them to vote for Democrats?
We're living in a freakin' police state, man.
Is this from ScrappleFace? My jaw hurts; it just hit the floor. O-u-c-h!
Bubba Clinton was discharged from the hospital. Ahnold is trying to stay ahead of the curve.
Against stiff opposition, the Gubinator signed the legislation and upset a lot of Chicago voters at the same time. ;-)
"Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Sex with Corpses"
Sorry, I think that's pretty funny.
This is bad news for Hugh Hefner.
Sadly, it appears that California needs this law.
Well Momma T is cut off now.
He's just trying to keep Mr. & Mrs. Kerry out of Cali.
"Cold Ethel let me sqeeze you in my arms."
Alice Cooper back in the day.
This will just make the libs in Hollywood hate him more.
Anyone prosecuted under this law should use the Clinton defense:
"Your Honor, while that corpse was having sex with me, I was not having sex with that corpse."
Fitting ,,, California, the home of the Grateful Dead
California: At the forefront of all new laws! LOL!
I thought this was a joke until I linked to the reuters website. I don't have any of my usual funny comments about this. This is just too creepy.
once again, procrastination doesnt work out.
Over at DU, they are flipping out over this.
"Just another GOP step towards police state" They say.
Demonstrators from DU plan a massive rally in from of "Ahnolds" house.
A prostest sign reads " Keep Bush out of our sex lives".
/ Sarc off
Sure they had a lobby against it...it just took a while to dig them all up....(sorry, couldn't help myself)
Old man: Doc, I think my wife is dead.
Dr.: What do you mean you think she is dead???
Old man: Well, the sex is still the same but the dishes are starting to pile up.
This issue is dead! It won't go anywhere!
Two guys and a gal are stranded on a desert island, with no hope of rescue. After two weeks of wild sex, the woman was so disgusted with what she had been doing with the two guys she decided to kill herself. Two weeks after that, the two guys were so disgusted with what they were doing with her, they decided to bury her. Two weeks after THAT, they were so disgusted with what they were doing with each other, they decided to dig her back up.
Jesus. What next? What other rights are they gonna take away from us, huh????
yikes ! no more sex for Susan Estrich !
< /Constitution Party >
< /"real" conservative >
ding, ding, ding, no more calls please, we have a winner!
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