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Republican campaigns to reinstate laws banning anal, oral sex

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WASHINGTON -- The gubernatorial race in Virginia is raising eyebrows across the nation thanks to the seemingly archaic views of the Republican vying for the job -- in particular, Ken Cuccinelli's desire to bring back laws that would outlaw oral and anal sex.

Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general, has been defending the state's crimes-against-nature laws, struck down earlier this year by a federal court. The laws banned what it called "sodomy" -- including anal and oral sex between any two consenting adults, married or unmarried, gay or straight.

Cuccinelli, who unveiled a website this week that calls for the laws to be resurrected, insists they were meant to protect children from sexual predators. In a tight race for the governor's mansion against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Cuccinelli also says his support of crimes against nature isn't aimed at consenting adults.

But the statute states any person who "carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony."

Cuccinelli, a Tea Party darling, is being roundly mocked for his support of the law.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 24, 2013 A12

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