Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld Alabama’s 1998 sex law. The court said states have a “legitimate rational basis” for making rules to preserve public morality.
That law bans nude dancing, limits where strip clubs and X-rated theaters can go, and bans the sale of any device whose main purpose is to stimulate human genitals.
Hmmm. Does that make Viagra a sex toy?
February 18, 2007
I call a cease-fire in the war on sex toys
[I’m reminded of a conversation I had with Barb and Xenia yesterday. Xenia told us of one of the Moscow Idaho high school teachers commented to her about her older brother James and discussions in government class. Paraphrasing, “Sometimes he was ultra conservative. Sometimes he would take a completely liberal position. You just never knew.” As I told Barb and Xenia, “Some people are very confused by freedom.” And I could have added that most people don’t want freedom. I wonder how well the folks in Alabama would get along with Xenia when she posts about celebrating Vagina Day. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t take her to Space Camp in Huntsville during the middle of February.–Joe]