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".
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