In reaction to the recent ruling that bans on same-sex marriages are unconstitutional, Republicans want to criminalize sodomy, their platform for 2010 states: "We oppose the legalization of sodomy, We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy."
I had to wonder how the US stood in relation to other countries of the world.
In the US a handful of states and the military have anti-sodomy laws, although the state anti-sodomy laws are unconstitutional they are still on the books, and with the military what can I say, they march to their own drummer and they’ve got guns so they do what they want.
I decided to first check on that Socialist Menace to our north with their 6.8% unemployment rate and non-failing banks (What a menace) and see what Canada’s laws were.
They are a little strange.
Consensual Sodomy between adults is fine as long as no more than two people are present, this requirement is waived if the couple is married. So if you are single, three-ways are illegal unless the other partners are married. A little strange but OK, I’m going with the idea that they are a little more open-minded than we are.
I figured I’d look at a more evil country, I grew up during the cold war so I naturally thought of Russia.
Consensual Sodomy between males was decriminalized in 1993, it was always legal for women.
I guess they aren’t evil enough, so I looked at that great oppressive country of China.
In 1957 the Chinese Supreme Court ruled Consensual Sodomy between adults was not a criminal act and any form of sex between consenting adults is not the business of the state.
So China during the rule of Chairman Mao was more open about sex than several of the states in the US.
Still not evil enough, so I turned to the Republican Boogey Man, North Korea.
Although no homosexual related laws are currently known in North Korea, the government states that while they respect those who are homosexuals, they reject many western gay cultures as they embrace consumerism, classism and promiscuity.
From what I can tell it’s fine to be gay as long as you don’t dress gay. I guess Kim Jong-Il doesn’t want to be shown up.
So to everyone who wants to bring back the enforcement of Sodomy laws, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, your stance on this is more oppressive to human rights than China under Mao or North Korea, the two countries known for oppressive regimes.”
By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts