April 3, 2013
By: Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones
Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond deemed a Virginia anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. The provision, part of the state’s “Crimes Against Nature” law, has been moot since the 2003 US Supreme Court decision overruled state laws barring consensual gay sex. The law prohibits consensual straight anal and oral sex as well, lest ye heteros think Cuccinelli isn’t also worried about your sex life. (And that’s actually what the case at hand deals with.)
But that apparently doesn’t matter to Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who is asking the court to reconsider the case.