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Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

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Alan H
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Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

#1 Post by Alan H » February 9th, 2016, 12:39 pm

What is it that is likely to happen in prisons? Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison
The Michigan Senate just passed a bill that makes sodomy a felony, despite the U.S. Supreme Court declaring such a law unconstitutional.

The state’s law, which makes anal sex punishable by up to 15 years in prison, is not specifically targeted at gay people, as it’s illegal regardless of whether a couple is same-sex or different-sex.

Instead, the sodomy ban is directly linked to a law against bestiality, essentially saying the two are equal.

The law states that it is a felony for anyone to commit “the abominable and detestable crime against nature with mankind or with any animal.”

It’s the “with mankind” wording that creates the loophole to keep the sodomy ban intact, even though the 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas declared it unconstitutional.

Now that the bill has passed through the Senate, it is headed to the House for approval, which means there is still time to change the wording and keep “mankind” out of it entirely.
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Re: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

#2 Post by Dave B » February 9th, 2016, 4:02 pm

I await the news that a Michigan State Senator has been accused of buggery...
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Re: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

#3 Post by John G » February 10th, 2016, 2:15 am

Some laws should come with an expire by date.

The logic here is that the supreme court has ruled the bill as unconstitutional but if the make this change then they can use the unconstitutional law to protect animals from abuse. Well one type of abuse anyway.

I wonder how a gay animal rights person is going to feel about this.
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Re: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Anal Sex Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

#4 Post by Alan H » February 10th, 2016, 2:21 am

It seems there is doubt whether this story is correct or not... Some say it's not what it seems.
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