I heard them chatting about this on NPR the other morning (you can probably find the audio on their website if you are interested). They (conservative Texans) are trying to lump homosexual sex (a victimless quote-unquote-crime) in with evil sex crimes (rape, incest, etc.) While privacy in the bedroom is a right, privacy during such evil sex crimes is not. They are just trying to decide on what exactly "evil sex crimes" includes. I am not much of a lawyer, either--I am getting good at the syntax of dockets, but not yet the semantics--but since loose_joints
is a budding lawyerette, she may be able to shed some light on all this.
According to an online version of Black's, sodomy is any "unnatural" sex act, including man/man, woman/woman, and human/animal. It says nothing about oral sex, but I could see how a conservative court might rule it as a crime against nature. Does lumping together gay sex with beastiality strike anyone else as too broad a definition?!
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