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SCOTUS strikes down Texas sodomy ban

Posted on 06/26/2003 7:08:23 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo

SCOTUS sided with the perverts.

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To: JudgemAll
it's not a question of religion nor of government, it is a question in fact of adult governance


Adults can't be trusted to govern themselves when it comes to their consenting conduct behind closed bedroom doors.

We need the state to do that.

The state needs to publish a list of which sex acts it approves of, and which sex acts are verbotten.

Then we can start up a Department of Homeland Sexual Morality, and enlist a bunch of citizen spies to peek in their neighbor's windows, and see if they can see anything icky going on.

Then all they have to do is call in a complaint on the homeland-homo-hotline, and the government will send agents to take them away.

Everyone poking around in everyone else's business.

Everyone ratting out their neighbors.

It'll be great... just like back in 1940's Germany.

Maybe we can even put them in concentration camps.

281 posted on 06/26/2003 8:30:17 AM PDT by OWK
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To: rintense
Most gays believe they have the *right* to have sex anywhere, not just in the privacy of their own home.

I live in San Francisco, and have met many, many gays. I don't think I've EVER heard that position espoused on a single occaison.

In #249, you describe your community as very conservative. And yet, somehow the gays around you are clamoring for kinky sex anywhere, anytime.

It always strikes me as odd that the heartland is the center of gay activism, and not SF, NYC or LA. I'm sure it's a plot or something.
282 posted on 06/26/2003 8:30:47 AM PDT by Belial
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To: 88keys
GWB is a Libertarian, so it is still his fault.
283 posted on 06/26/2003 8:30:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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To: george wythe
It seems that some people on this board need a government edict to tell them that having sex with their Cocker Spaniel is wrong.

I think they suffer from "projection." Assuming everyone has the same impulses they do.

284 posted on 06/26/2003 8:30:49 AM PDT by jlogajan
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To: Emmylou
Major victory for gay rights and libertarianism.

I suppose the fact that this law was voided by judicial fiat in the face of the popular will of the people of Texas is lost on you, emmy. That is exactly the point with libertarianism. Libertarians aren't friends of democracy. In fact, when democracy gets in the way of their childish predelictions, they're more than happy to mow it over with their Toro YardMaster and then stuff the clippings from the bag in their bongs.

285 posted on 06/26/2003 8:31:15 AM PDT by HumanaeVitae (Catholic Epimethean)
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To: unspun
I don't want my sister to get AIDS because her husband is a deviant, do you?

Why would your sister marry a deviant?

286 posted on 06/26/2003 8:31:24 AM PDT by sinkspur
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To: LanPB01
Libertarians stole my hubcaps.

Consider yourself lucky. In my case, they took the whole car.


287 posted on 06/26/2003 8:31:51 AM PDT by LizardQueen
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To: tdadams; rintense
Most gays believe they have the *right* to have sex anywhere, not just in the privacy of their own home.

I know several gay people and not a single one of them would make such a risible assertion. You're speaking a bunch of bullsh!t.

Don't tell me they do not go to gay pride parades and do not support them...

Political Correctness is a social mob attack in public on the individual. Gays seek politicaly correct mainstreamness of their behaviors in public. It is all over, and they even confine people out of their public street to force their messages and disgusting displays.

288 posted on 06/26/2003 8:31:52 AM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: Lazamataz
LOL, You had to be the first, dincha? :-)
289 posted on 06/26/2003 8:32:36 AM PDT by MJY1288 (The Gifted One is Clueless)
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To: unspun
""Right to Privacy... let's see, Right to Privacy..."


Don't seem to really find that in the Constitution...."

Privacy is guaranteed by the fourth amendment, as we are to be secure in our homes, papers, etc. But, it sounds like privacy's not an issue with you. So, I take it that you'd be OK with the government folks coming into your house to see what you've been doing on your computer and whether you're feeding your children healthy meals?

Privacy cuts across all lines.
290 posted on 06/26/2003 8:32:40 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: The Red Zone; Kevin Curry
That particular perversion is anything but private. Kevin Curry

The problem is, the consequences don't stay in the bedroom. The Red Zone

It should be private and in their bedrooms.

Insurance companies should be able to refuse to issue policies, or should be able to charge appropriate premiums to homosexuals.

Public sex, including toilets and parks, should be prohibited.

Proselytizing homosexuality in public schools should be ended, as well as "gay safe zones" and after-school queer clubs. (The Libertarian position would be to make all schools private.)

"Sexual preference" should be eliminated from discrimination laws. (The Libertarian position would be to eliminate all discrimination laws except those prohibiting discrimination by the government.)

Were people allowed to act more freely, I suspect homosexuals would either stop clamoring for "celebration" and keep their business private, or they'd gather in enclaves.

Either would suit me just fine. It's not normal, it doesn't deserve "celebration", it's not good for the people who practice it, and I don't approve of it.

291 posted on 06/26/2003 8:33:06 AM PDT by jimt
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To: george wythe
Most of the people busted for prostitution are convicted for negotiating in public with an undercover police officer, or having sex in public places such a parking lot known to attrack prostitutes

And it therefore follows, in fact it is certain, that the proprietors of establishments located in private homes, where consenting adults exercise their liberty of contract in matters having to do with sex will be off the hook as soon as SCOTUS can hear their appeal.

292 posted on 06/26/2003 8:33:21 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: 88keys
Where in the Constitution are States granted the right to legislate the private everyday conduct of citizens based on sexual preference? The law in question bans homsexualy sodomy but not heterosexual sodomy.

Is not a person's sexual behavior part of their life and is it not also a liberty and a "natural right" as defined by the term liberty?

If the USSC had issued a specific ruling making 'sexual conduct' a private right that is guaranteed protection from state rights, THEN you are opening the door to rulings on incest, child porn, etc.

They did not do this and I so no reaon why incest, statuatory rape laws or child porn laws are somehow in jeopardy as a result of this ruling.
293 posted on 06/26/2003 8:33:24 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: MissAmericanPie
Homosexuals do not want privacy,

I'm pretty sure that was how this case came about. They liked to scream and yell and make a lot of noise to annoy the neighbors so one day one of the neighbors called police and said there must be a burglary or a murder going on there.

SCOTUS finds constitutional right to anal sex in the emanations and penumbras of the 14th amendment. Repeal the 14th.
295 posted on 06/26/2003 8:33:36 AM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
The issue is the IMMEDIATE danger it presents to the rest of us.

There is a real danger, but its IMMEDIACY is questionable in my mind.

Which is precisely why banning smoking in bars and taverns for owners who want to have smoking is SO STUPID when compared to this ruling. You don't have to go into the bar. Reasonable precautions will prevent NON-IMMEDIATE danger to anyone who doesn't want to choose the danger.

296 posted on 06/26/2003 8:33:44 AM PDT by HatSteel
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To: Thane_Banquo
Much as I hate to say it, this country is done, barring a reversal of this decision.
297 posted on 06/26/2003 8:34:24 AM PDT by tomahawk
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To: sinkspur
Credit where it's due: YOU WERE CORRECT.

The Supremes are wrong.
298 posted on 06/26/2003 8:34:47 AM PDT by ninenot (Joe McCarthy was RIGHT, but Drank Too Much)
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To: CholeraJoe
SCOTUS supports right to Privacy.

SCOTUS furthers homosexual agenda.

299 posted on 06/26/2003 8:34:58 AM PDT by Spiff (Liberalism is a mental illness - a precursor disease to terminal Socialism.)
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To: GreatOne
That's sophistry, much like the government kicking down doors to see if you're having an abortion

You want the government knowing what you do in your bedroom? Did you know it's illegal for married couples to have oral sex in S.C.? Do you think that law ought to be enforced? And please tell me HOW?

Using that train of thought, should do away with child abuse, since that mostly happens behind closed doors.

Child abuse is usually discovered because of injuries to the child. Also has nothing to do with consenting adults. Different situation entirely.

The issue is this: laws define the morals of a society. When we ban sodomy, we are saying that homosexuality activity is immoral and ought not be encouraged, much like we ban prostitution (sex for money), but not sex for free.

Unmarried sex for free has also been illegal. Problem is, how are you going to enforce it?

You don't have to "spy" on a neighbor, which is what the 4th Amendment is for, but for when the crime is observed or come upon, like the vast majority of witness-associated crime occurs.

How are you going to enforce sodomy laws?

300 posted on 06/26/2003 8:35:12 AM PDT by Amelia (It's better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness)
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