Skip to comments.Bill would make sale of sex toys illegal in South Carolina
Posted on 04/23/2006 5:47:00 AM PDT by Crackingham
Lucys Love Shop employee Wanda Gillespie said she was flabbergasted that South Carolinas Legislature is considering outlawing sex toys. But banning the sale of sex toys is actually quite common in some Southern states.
The South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation and allow law enforcement to seize sex toys from raided businesses.
"That would be the most terrible thing in the world," said Ms. Gillespie, an employee the Anderson shop. "That is just flabbergasting to me. We are supposed to be in a free country, and were supposed to be adults who can decide what want to do and dont want to do in the privacy of our own homes."
Ms. Gillespie, 49, said she has worked in the store for nearly 20 years and has seen people from every walk of life, including "every Sunday churchgoers."
"I know of multiple marriages that sex toys have sold because some people need that. The people who are riding us (the adult novelty industry) so hard are probably at home buying it (sex toys and novelties) on the Internet. Its ridiculous." The measure would add sex toys to the states obscenity laws, which already prohibit the dissemination and advertisement of obscene materials.
People convicted under obscenity laws face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
I guess since our efficient and wonderful SC state government has solved all of the other problems the state had, it's time to ban sex toys.
A goofy bill, which yet falls short of the most terrible thing in the world.
" The South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices ..."
A felony ???? A married couple born the " land of the free " wants to play with some " sex toys " and we're going to make it a felony to sell such toys ??? Is this really a PRIORITY ???? Unreal . Ralph is a jerk .
On the bright side, produce markets would be bustling.
>>>>Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation
Maybe his next piece of legislation should be to ban tight jeans and push-up bras, so nobody will get turned on by looking. Then there are the nylon nighties.....
When a favorite insult by dems is to call opponents "taliban republicans", this dip makes it easy for them.
Which religious wacko's are for this?
Article author Seanna Adcox may have to change her name if the bill passes.
See post 11.
Davenport was bribed by la famiglia Zucchini.
AA and AAA Battery stocks will tank because of this !
We are. You happen to be in a not-so-free state.
Now, the beauty of federalism is ... you can move to another state if this issue is that important to you!
Certainly the people of South Carolina can decide through the legislative process how they want to live. You wouldn't deny them that, would you?
Are you saying that you should you be allowed to force your perversions on them in the name of "freedom"? What, freedom for me but not for thee?
I would love to know which version of Christianity Rep. Davenport subscribes to and what Biblical passage he is basing this on.
Worried about the wrong thing.
Hmmmmm. . . guess that just leaves the rental market.