Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to be Governor, but the man has found a bewildering new way to alienate voters on both sides of the aisle: Banning both oral and anal sex.
Cuccinelli has filed another petition to uphold Virginia’s recently struck-down anti-sodomy law, which made both oral and anal sex illegal under the “crimes against nature” statute. According to the Huffington Post, the law made oral and anal sex a Class 6 felony, which carries penalties of between one and five years in prison or a fine of up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in prison.
Virginia’s anti-sodomy law was struck down in March following a successful appeal by a 47-year-old man who had been convicted of a felony in 2005 for soliciting anal sex from a 17-year-old girl â€” the Huffington Post reports that 17 is the age of consent in Virginia, which meant that vaginal sex between the two would have been legal, but oral and anal were not.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that bans on oral or anal sex were unconstitutional, but Cuccinelli wants his back.
Cuccinelli maintains that the law is “an important tool that prosecutors use to put child molesters in jail,” and that it would not be used on consenting adults, but he has previously resisted efforts to amend the anti-sodomy law so that it would only apply to rapists and cases involving minors. According to The Cut, Cucinelli at the time “made clear that he objected to oral and anal sex on principle.”
We knew there were still some people who object to anal, but it’s kind of a shocker that anybody would object to oral sex as a matter of principal. Talk about an unpopular opinion.
Unsurprisingly, Cuccinelli is on the record as being anti-gay in general, having told the press:
“My view is that homosexual acts â€” not homosexuality, but homosexual acts â€” are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law-based country, it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that â€¦ They don’t comport with natural law.”
Cuccinelli has tried to get his anti-sex law back before, most recently in April, but the court turned him down. He seems unlikely to be more successful this time, but we can only assume that his continued efforts in this direction will be of benefit to the campaign of Cuccinelli’s 2013 gubernatorial opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Via The Cut/Photo: WENN