BREAKING: Louisiana Makes Gay Sex Illegal

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April 16, 2014 9:59am PST

The argument whether or not sex between two members of the same gender is acceptable is long from over, but those opposing it were recently graced with a win.  Louisiana legislators recently struck down a bill that would have legalized sodomy in the state.

As defined by Merriam-Webster.com, sodomy is, “anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex.”  Although the definition branches out further than that of homosexual sex, the controversy with the bill strongly circles around that aspect.

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Considered as unconstitutional, Liberals sought to reverse the law as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled back in 2003 banning any laws that deem gay sex illegal.  Louisiana however, in league with many other states, has remained unwavering in their take on the issue.

The bill designed to negate the current statute was brought forward by Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith.  Despite the fact that the provision of the law, “cannot be used as a cause for arrest,” Smith claims that it has been used several times for just that.

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She further relays that after East Baton Rouge Parish sheriffs’ deputies arrested over 12 men for, “crimes against nature,” she just had to do something about it.  Even though that is the case, she later describes that she had no real hope in the bill passing.

According to Smith, “I never thought it would pass, but I thought it would do better.”  This however was to be expected as the state, and many of its constituents, seem to feel the same regarding homosexuality.

As stated before, laws directly banning gay sex has been ruled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, but this isn’t stopping legislators from doing so anyways.  Recently noted by the Christian Louisiana Family Forum, the law in place today protects children from, “crimes against nature,” as well.

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Member of the Louisiana Family Forum, Bill Smith, even went so far as to explain his take on the matter mentioning, “I have homosexuals in my family.”  Noting the risk of HIV, he further added that, “I’m here out of love and concern for the health of these people.  The fact is this opens up ways for them to really kill themselves.”

What do you think – does a state have the right to rule such a thing as illegal or does man have the right to do whatever they please (within reason)? I suppose that’s what laws are for; to define what is, in fact, within reason, but let’s hear your take on the matter. Leave us what you think in a comment below.

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