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Should the state consider repealing a law that makes gay sex illegal?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
70% 794
No
 
27% 311
I don’t know
 
1% 21
Total 1126

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Agnostick 2 years, 2 months ago

Should the state consider repealing a law that makes gay sex illegal... in my pants?

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beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

Actually, someone should try to force the state to enforce the law.

A gay couple should go into a police station and each demand the other be arrested for ... you know ... stuff they did with each other. The couple could then either sue the police for not enforcing the laws or they could sue the state for violating their constitutional rights. Demand payment or the repeal of the law. Either way, it is a win - win.

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bd 2 years, 2 months ago

Not in Kansas! Never will!

Tea anyone???

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ShePrecedes 2 years, 2 months ago

And some fundementalist preachers too. Why that would knock them right out of their deviance, right?

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ShePrecedes 2 years, 2 months ago

Half the GOP would be breaking the law if they did that.

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pace 2 years, 2 months ago

We need to be careful, the extremely radical right goes too far. If we ask them to make gay sex legal, they might go overboard and make it mandatory.

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whats_going_on 2 years, 2 months ago

This is seriously a ridiculous question...almost as bad as "what should we ask for our question of the day?" you had a few months back.

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coderob 2 years, 2 months ago

It legally can't be enforced as it is now due to a Supreme Court ruling, but could gets used in some locales as a threat by homophobic authorities to drive gay people out of town, and could be enforced again should the decision ever be overturned.

The way the law came to be enforced in Texas was that police responded to a weapons call, and walked in on two men having sex in their own home. Seeking control of the situation, the police arrested the men having sex, who had to pay a fine before their case ended up in front of the Supreme Court.

So potential opportunities for enforcement were rare even before the Supreme Court decision, and only happened because a jealous former lover called to make a false report. Were this decision ever to be reversed, homophobes throughout Kansas could start calling up the police just to harass their gay neighbors.

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Agnostick 2 years, 2 months ago

A law is only as good as the enforcement that backs it up.

How can this law be enforced?

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

I've coupled & I've whistled, Except for a couple of times, I've not whistled whilst I coupled. The couple next door whistles constantly.

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coderob 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes, because we need at least some form of birth control to be legal.

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emily_litella 2 years, 2 months ago

When I'm really happy I like to whistle. I guess you could call me a whistler.

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Lane Signal 2 years, 2 months ago

I feel like the key to repealing this law is understanding it. What was the motivation of those who passed it? Why does anyone want to keep it on the books? It's difficult to understand why anyone would care to make this a law. Is it that many conservative law makers are conflicted closet homosexuals? There does seem to be some evidence of this, at least on the national level. Do they fear that family and friends they know and love will come out if there is not a stigma around the practice? I'm having trouble understanding the REAL reasons for the law (both historically and today), but I think that is the key to repealing it. I don't think we are going to get a straight answer from the laws supporters. I doubt they really understand why they support it.

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distant_voice 2 years, 2 months ago

Just one question. How in the world can a society say gay sex and gay marriage is legal, but polygamy is not? EXACTLY, the same set of principles apply in both cases.

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milkman_dan 2 years, 2 months ago

Just a point of reference question, since masturbation is same-sex sex, is it illegal too?

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

My previous post that has been deleted was not any violation of anything. It was my opinion and not insulting nor did I call out another poster. I declare BS. I believe certain historical figures had certain relationships. Why is that bad?

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Katara 2 years, 3 months ago

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 3 months ago

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

Repeal it. It opens up the dating pool. Gotta start workin' the odds at this point.

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Steve Swaggerty 2 years, 3 months ago

Why is it that right wing conservatives are so afraid of gay people? The funniest part is that they couldn't pick them out of a crowd!!

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MacHeath 2 years, 3 months ago

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beatrice 2 years, 3 months ago

I would have to give an emphatic NO to the question. The state should NOT consider repealing the law that makes gay sex illegal.

What is there to consider? They should just ACT and repeal the antiquated law, without hesitation. No consideration is necessary.

Next!

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cletus26 2 years, 3 months ago

well i be.....why don't we put our energy and paper to fix some other problems. spend twice the time on keeping youths in school. spend some time on catching up w/ folks that are not paying child support. i'm just tired of this issue; really. why do people really care what adults are doing sexually w/ another consenting adult. at the end of the day let folks be and get in control of your own disfunctional household.

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 3 months ago

What two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedroom is none of my business. Repeal the anti-gay laws. A politician not willing to stand up for equal rights for everyone will never get my vote. People who don't stand up for equal right will never get my respect.

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labmonkey 2 years, 3 months ago

All sex should be illegal unless Warren Jeffs gives us permission from his cell.

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