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SCOTUS Won't Hear Appeal of Lower Court Ruling Striking Down Virginia's Sodomy Law


The Supreme Court said it won't hear the appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's sodomy law. In August, Chief Justice John Roberts refused to issue a stay on the ruling.

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  1. f u Cooch

    Posted by: Hagatha | Oct 7, 2013 12:12:10 PM

  2. of course it wont. the supremes invalidated all state sodomy laws with lawrence v. texas in '03.
    cooch was wasting the money of virginians with a case he couldn't win.

    Posted by: woody | Oct 7, 2013 12:20:16 PM

  3. Another republican wasting precious funds persecuting people he doesn't know but feels perfectly justified in discriminating against - and worse...outlawed.

    This is today's Republican. Can't waste money on the so-called Obamaphonic food-stamp-freeloaders' but spending tens of millions hunting down and incarcerating LGBT's....Oh THAT'S in his budget!

    Republicans are F.c.-twits with no brain and even less 'moral compass.'

    Posted by: Brayden | Oct 7, 2013 12:25:53 PM

  4. ooooo, baby got cooched! He shoah has a pretty mouth.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Oct 7, 2013 12:26:11 PM

  5. Go scratch Cooch

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 7, 2013 12:26:51 PM

  6. Seriously, if Virginians elect this dooshe to the governor's office...

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 7, 2013 12:32:09 PM

  7. What has Ken Cuccinelli done for Virginia? all I see is a pathetic individual leading a pathetic life.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 7, 2013 1:03:26 PM

  8. If we sit on our apathy and not vote Cuccinelli will be calling the shots for the next four years. And EW will be the AG. The Koch Bros are counting on it.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Oct 7, 2013 1:57:13 PM

  9. What kind of straight man doesn't want to go down on his wife? What kind of straight man is so repulsed by the thought of giving his wife head that he would go so far as to make the act illegal? A closeted gay man pretending to be straight. That's the only explanation. By making the act illegal, nobody would question the seemingly obvious contradiction of a straight man not wanting to engage in normal, heterosexual sexual activity with a woman.

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 7, 2013 2:02:58 PM

  10. "What kind of straight man doesn't want to go down on his wife? What kind of straight man is so repulsed by the thought of giving his wife head that he would go so far as to make the act illegal? "

    Are you serious? Clearly you have never attempted this test of your ability to keep from barfing.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Oct 7, 2013 2:22:34 PM

  11. Some of us humans hate the thought of sex of any kind. Some of us hate the thought of sucking something, munching something or even touching something. Some of us just like to "put it in" and look the other way.
    Cooch seems to be repulsed by sex in general.
    I think I have just the cure for him...yehaa!!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Oct 7, 2013 2:27:42 PM

  12. We need to destroy him here in VA on Nov. 5th. Right now he is 7 points behind McCauliff. Let's hope it stays on our side.

    Posted by: Peter | Oct 7, 2013 2:47:21 PM

  13. It's generally not a good idea to run for political office by going through the court system.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 7, 2013 3:04:56 PM

  14. Please remember that this was part of a plan to get the issue to SCOTUS in the hopes of reversing Lawrence v. Texas. Cooch and the evangelists/tea partiers have hated Lawrence since the decision and are chomping at the bit to make sodomy, at least for gays, illegal again. They don't care if it's illegal for straights since they know it won't be enforced against themsevles.

    the point was to get sodomy bans again so that every gay man or women is a criminal. If you are a criminal, you cannot be appointed to any politcal or legal position, you can't be hired for a job in the gov't and gives all sorts of reasons to discriminate against gays.

    I remember back in the 90s there were shareholder suits against corporations that offered domestic partner benefits because some states still had these sodomy laws. they were trying to say that you can't provide such benefits to people who are violating criminal laws.

    And so that was the point of the sodomy laws.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 7, 2013 5:34:31 PM

  15. Go have sodomy in some motel in Virginia. Things are always more fun when forbidden.

    Posted by: EB | Oct 7, 2013 5:48:50 PM

  16. Bend over, Cooch. The SCOTUS has something for you.

    Posted by: labman57 | Oct 7, 2013 9:39:02 PM

  17. @RANDY Perceptive and should be required reading, especially since Antonin Scalia, in an interview this week for New York Magazine, sent a clear message to the right-wing to keep on trying because eventually there will that one case that SCOTUS (the 4 reactionaries and Kennedy, the brazen opportunist) will use to reverse Lawrence v. Texas.

    Our enemies will never stop until once again we are 8th class citizens and criminalized for our humanity.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 8, 2013 12:30:09 PM

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