Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sex Toys No Longer Illegal in Texas

Check out this article. What I find particlarly telling is this excerpt from a brief in the case explaining why Texas has laws banning sex toys and until 2003, had a law prohibiting consensual sex between people of the same sex:
Texas has legitimate 'morality based' reasons for the laws, which include "discouraging prurient interests in autonomous sex and the pursuit of sexual gratification unrelated to procreation."

So basically, the state of Texas only wants people to have sex if they intend on making babies. Not to enjoy sex or experience intimacy with a partner or loved one. The thing that scares me is that this sounds a lot like the hard core pro-lifers who want to ban hormonal forms of birth control so that women can't protect themselves against unwanted pregnancy if they have sex, and also want to ban abortion. Gee, do you think they have an agenda?

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