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Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Sex with Corpses
Reuters ^ | 9-10-04

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnold; arnoldlegacy; disorders; necrophilia; paraphilias; sexualorientation
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1 posted on 09/10/2004 5:00:44 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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?


2 posted on 09/10/2004 5:01:50 PM PDT by Poohbah (If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
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To: Indy Pendance

And to think I voted for him!


3 posted on 09/10/2004 5:01:53 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: Indy Pendance

Word has it ACLU will sue to get this off the books (I wouldn't doubt it)


4 posted on 09/10/2004 5:02:06 PM PDT by Crazieman (Hanoi John Effin Kerry. War Criminal. Traitor. Democrat.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Having sex with corpses is now officially illegal in California

You mean it wasn't before?

5 posted on 09/10/2004 5:02:13 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Indy Pendance

Please no dead lay jokes...ugg, that hurts.


6 posted on 09/10/2004 5:02:13 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Indy Pendance

That's going to tick off another huge California constituency!


8 posted on 09/10/2004 5:03:28 PM PDT by Spok
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To: counterpunch

He'd do anything to get out of having sex with Maria wouldn't he.


9 posted on 09/10/2004 5:03:28 PM PDT by keat ("Don't you ever take the name of Texas in vain." - Sandy Cheeks)
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To: mhking

I thought that too, unbelievable.


10 posted on 09/10/2004 5:03:45 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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?


11 posted on 09/10/2004 5:03:51 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


12 posted on 09/10/2004 5:03:57 PM PDT by GRANGER (Must-issue states have safer streets.)
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To: Indy Pendance

My husband won't be happy....
(a menopause joke)


13 posted on 09/10/2004 5:04:18 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (What part of SHALL PASS NO LAW do they not understand?)
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To: mhking

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.


14 posted on 09/10/2004 5:04:22 PM PDT by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: Indy Pendance

Darn, just when I was getting ready to go there to have sex with a dead person! I never get a break.


15 posted on 09/10/2004 5:04:24 PM PDT by Lockbar (Worried about lead poisoning? Then stop eating the paint chips, Dummy!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Most States still do not have laws against Necrophillia.
The legislatures don't get around to it till they have a really spectacular headline making case and lotsa public outrage because there is no "crime" to prosecute for.

So9

16 posted on 09/10/2004 5:04:57 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.)
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To: longshadow; VadeRetro; balrog666; RadioAstronomer; whattajoke

Whatcha gonna do now, guys?


17 posted on 09/10/2004 5:05:57 PM PDT by PatrickHenry
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To: Indy Pendance

How dare the government be judgmental over what adults do in the privacy of their homes? Isn't this unconstitutional under Lawrence?


18 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:01 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

19 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:01 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Indy Pendance
Having sex with corpses is now officially illegal in California

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".

20 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Indy Pendance

"Well now, isn't that special?"


21 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:24 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon (Goals for 2004: Re-elect President Bush, over 60 Republicans in the Senate, and a Republican House.)
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To: Indy Pendance
The new legislation marks the culmination of a two-year drive...

They debated this for two years? Was there a lobby against it?

22 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:49 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Indy Pendance

Don't worry. You can still marry a corpse in San Francisco.


23 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:49 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


24 posted on 09/10/2004 5:06:55 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: Indy Pendance

Is this from ScrappleFace? My jaw hurts; it just hit the floor. O-u-c-h!


25 posted on 09/10/2004 5:07:21 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Indy Pendance

Bubba Clinton was discharged from the hospital. Ahnold is trying to stay ahead of the curve.


26 posted on 09/10/2004 5:07:29 PM PDT by TripsN1
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To: mhking

Against stiff opposition, the Gubinator signed the legislation and upset a lot of Chicago voters at the same time. ;-)


27 posted on 09/10/2004 5:07:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative ..... Sign up today!)
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To: Indy Pendance

"Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Sex with Corpses"

Sorry, I think that's pretty funny.


28 posted on 09/10/2004 5:08:22 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Indy Pendance

This is bad news for Hugh Hefner.


29 posted on 09/10/2004 5:08:45 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: Indy Pendance
"Prosecutors didn't have anything to charge these people with other than breaking and entering."...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.

Sadly, it appears that California needs this law.

30 posted on 09/10/2004 5:09:02 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Indy Pendance

Well Momma T is cut off now.


31 posted on 09/10/2004 5:09:04 PM PDT by Texasforever (Kerry's new slogan "IT'S NOT THE STUPID CANDIDATE SO STOP SAYING THAT")
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To: Indy Pendance

He's just trying to keep Mr. & Mrs. Kerry out of Cali.


32 posted on 09/10/2004 5:09:13 PM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: Indy Pendance

"Cold Ethel let me sqeeze you in my arms."

Alice Cooper back in the day.


33 posted on 09/10/2004 5:10:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: Indy Pendance

This will just make the libs in Hollywood hate him more.


34 posted on 09/10/2004 5:10:32 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Indy Pendance

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."


35 posted on 09/10/2004 5:10:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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Fitting ,,, California, the home of the Grateful Dead


36 posted on 09/10/2004 5:10:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative ..... Sign up today!)
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To: vikingchick

California: At the forefront of all new laws! LOL!


37 posted on 09/10/2004 5:11:19 PM PDT by BossLady (John Kerry has more dollars than sense.....)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


38 posted on 09/10/2004 5:11:19 PM PDT by orangelobster
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To: Indy Pendance

once again, procrastination doesnt work out.


39 posted on 09/10/2004 5:11:28 PM PDT by beebuster2000 (while we're sleepin some one else is creepin)
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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


40 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:09 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Shermy
They debated this for two years? Was there a lobby against it?

Sure they had a lobby against it...it just took a while to dig them all up....(sorry, couldn't help myself)

Joke:

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.

41 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:10 PM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: Indy Pendance

This issue is dead! It won't go anywhere!


42 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:16 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: PatrickHenry
Whatcha gonna do now, guys?

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.

43 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:16 PM PDT by longshadow
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To: Indy Pendance

Jesus. What next? What other rights are they gonna take away from us, huh????


44 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:35 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Kerry's Campaign fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.)
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To: NormsRevenge

yikes ! no more sex for Susan Estrich !


45 posted on 09/10/2004 5:12:41 PM PDT by force recon
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To: Chad Fairbanks

< /Constitution Party >


46 posted on 09/10/2004 5:13:17 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Kerry's Campaign fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

< /"real" conservative >


47 posted on 09/10/2004 5:13:19 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (God bless Senator Zell Miller.)
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To: keat

ding, ding, ding, no more calls please, we have a winner!


48 posted on 09/10/2004 5:13:21 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

ROTFL


49 posted on 09/10/2004 5:13:43 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (God bless Senator Zell Miller.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Good thing that my first wife and her husband don't live in California. He'd be charged with a misdemeanor.
50 posted on 09/10/2004 5:13:44 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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