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Texas Ban On Dildoes Overturned

by | 14th, February 2008

dildo.jpg THE US Supreme Court is debating dildoes in Texas:

The Texas ban on dildoes — yes, it expressly mentions “dildo” — has just been struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The law, the court held, violates Lawrence v. Texas right of “adult consensual sexual intimacy in the home.”

The judge tells the Houston Chronicle :

“Just as in Lawrence, the state here wants to use its law to enforce a public moral code by restricting private intimate conduct,” the judges wrote in the 2-1 ruling. “This case is not about public sex. It is not about controlling commerce in sex. It is about controlling what people do in the privacy of their own homes because the state is morally opposed to a certain type of of consensual private intimate conduct.”

This is news today because:

Houston’s adult bookstore backers Wednesday hailed a federal court’s decision to overturn a 35-year-old state law that banned promotion or sale of sex toys. But the decision won’t go into effect until the court issues its mandate in early March — long after the industry’s lucrative pre-Valentine’s Day season.

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