Alabama court overturns gay-sex ban

Alabama court overturns gay-sex ban

There are 26 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Jun 16, 2014, titled Alabama court overturns gay-sex ban. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously overturned the state's anti-sodomy law.

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Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jun 16, 2014
Alabama? I honestly never thought we'd lick that one.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 16, 2014
Excellent!
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#3 Jun 16, 2014
The intolerable impertinence of imposing our standards ( whatever they may be ) on others is coming to an end; and none too soon .
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jun 16, 2014
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#5 Jun 16, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
That was a century faster than they got rid of laws against blacks and whites co-mingling.

“-I'm still here-”

Since: Jun 14

Location hidden

#6 Jun 16, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
Well as Freddy Mercury used to say.....Another one bites the dust,another one bites the dust,another one bites the dust ! Never thought it would be Alabama to go this soon but ain't it great ? Another couple of years and marriage equality will be the law of the land ! What is that state count now ? ; )
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jun 16, 2014
I understand that next month they're taking on the issue of Earth: Round or Flat? It's not cut and dried as one might think. Unfortunately, they have witnesses that have watched boats sail off into the Gulf of Mexico, only to disappear from view when they reach the edge and, apparently, fall off. Further, since it is illegal in Alabama schools to teach science, or any other subject that conflicts with the Bible, there are no textbooks that can be entered into evidence to support the anti-religious, non-flat argument.

But, to be fair, Alabamaites (Copyright, me) aren't Totally down on science. The governor has commissioned a new study titled: "Homos—Yes, They're Flamers, but Are They Actually Flammable?"

“Common sense prevails.”

Since: Mar 14

3rd rock from the sun.

#8 Jun 16, 2014
Ala-frucking-bama. Anyone remember that hilarious old movie, "My Cousin Vinny"?

I lived in Georgia for 7 years about 30 miles from the Alabama border, not a dime's worth of difference that I could see. There are several pockets of enlightenment, but the good'ole boys keep drowning them out.

“don't tell me how”

Since: May 14

to live my life

#9 Jun 17, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
Sweet Tap Dancing Christ on a Cracker, a TV or a flipping newspaper??

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#10 Jun 17, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
Haven't you noticed? They DON'T WANT TO catch up with the times. They're perfectly happy living in the 1930's, when women stayed in the kitchen and did all the laundry and them uppity coloreds knew their place, and if Farmer Johnson got caught diddling the livestock in the barn, well, we just don't talk about that stuff now, do we?

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#11 Jun 17, 2014
The sad thing is was this was an appeal in response to a case where a prosecutor was actually trying to convict someone under anti-sodomy laws but the jury did not play ball. The state AG brought this case to appeal. So presumably the AG was still enforcing the defunct law....

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#12 Jun 17, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
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What took them so long?
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What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
I agree.

Then again, in Alabama they're still marrying their cousins and wondering what the word "shoes" means.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#13 Jun 17, 2014
Yakitori wrote:
The sad thing is was this was an appeal in response to a case where a prosecutor was actually trying to convict someone under anti-sodomy laws but the jury did not play ball. The state AG brought this case to appeal. So presumably the AG was still enforcing the defunct law....
Well, sadly, any idiot can get appointed or elected to be a state's attorney general. That doesn't mean they have a clue about the law.

Of course, any attorney with a functioning brain should be smart enough to know that anti-sodomy laws have all been thrown out YEARS ago, but honestly, there are other reasons an attorney general might still decide to prosecute someone under a law that they know full well can't be enforced. Grandstanding, fundraising, abuse-of-power, abuse-of-office, political favors, arrogance, pettiness, political ambitions... LOADS of reasons.

That's one of the many flaws in our otherwise perfect system.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#14 Jun 17, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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Well, sadly, any idiot can get appointed or elected to be a state's attorney general. That doesn't mean they have a clue about the law.
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There is no excuse for not knowing better. Virginia's previous AG tried something quite similar two years ago and failed. But one thing they have proved is that conservatives are ALWAYS willing to waste the taxpayers money. What they won't do is spend money on worthwhile projects.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#15 Jun 17, 2014
Another one bites the dust.

I can hardly wait to hear all the whining.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Jun 17, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
Another one bites the dust.
I can hardly wait to hear all the whining.
When they find out each of their cousins already has a fiancee ?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#17 Jun 17, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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When they find out each of their cousins already has a fiancee ?
Indeed.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 Jun 17, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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Indeed.
I've never been to Alabama (but since I've seen "My Cousin Vinny" many times, I believe I know everything there's worth knowing about it), and it's definitely NOT on my "List Of States I Want To See".

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#19 Jun 17, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
It only took Alabama 11 years to get rid of this particular law after the United States Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003
.
What took them so long?
.
What Alabama needs is internet service so they can catch up with the times
I think the tide turned when Mississippi outlawed slavery a few years back when they finally adopted the 13 Amendment.

lol

Mississippi “forgot” to abolish slavery
2/20/2013
http://americablog.com/2013/02/mississippi-ab...

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#20 Jun 17, 2014
-EXTANT- wrote:
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Well as Freddy Mercury used to say.....Another one bites the dust,another one bites the dust,another one bites the dust ! Never thought it would be Alabama to go this soon but ain't it great ? Another couple of years and marriage equality will be the law of the land ! What is that state count now ? ; )
These two sites are pretty recent and the wiki site has some great new graphs and tables.

states with SSM cases
https://www.google.com/search...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriag...

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