The next step?
Supreme Court Strikes Down Necro Sex Ban
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a ban on necrophiliac sex Thursday, ruling that the law was an unconstitutional violation of privacy.
The 6-3 ruling takes its impetus from a ruling in 2003 that states could not punish persons for what such laws historically called deviant sex.
The case is a major reexamination of the rights and acceptance of necrophiliacs in the United States. More broadly, it also tests a state's ability to classify as a crime what goes on behind the closed bedroom doors of consenting adults, whether living or dead.
Thursday's ruling invalidated a Texas law against "deviate sexual intercourse with a deceased individual."
Defending that law, Texas officials said that it promoted the institutions of marriage and family, and argued that communities have the right to choose their own standards.
The law "demeans the lives of necrophiliac persons," Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority.
posted on 06/26/2003 8:44:39 AM PDT
(Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
Actually, with the necrophilia thing, you've got a point: One can donate their bodes, or in theory even sell them. Once owned or in custody, as long as it's done in private, what's the argument?
posted on 06/26/2003 9:23:21 AM PDT
Actually, with the necrophilia thing, you've got a point: One can donate their bodes, or in theory even sell them. Once owned or in custody, as long as it's done in private, what's the argument [to be made]?
posted on 06/26/2003 9:23:36 AM PDT
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