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Wednesday, February 23

A Blow to the Sex Toys Industry

You've no doubt read about the sex toy ban in 'Bammer. Residents of the state must cross state lines to get their sex toys as it's illegal to sell them in Alabama. This gets even better though. You didn't think it could, did you? The Supreme Court doesn't want to touch this with a 10 foot pole. "Without comment, justices let stand a lower court ruling that said Alabama had a right to police the sale of devices that can be sexually stimulating." I don't blame them. What a can of worms. This is a state thing and we don't want any other states to get any ideas. This is what happened last year:
"The sexual devices covered by the statute have many recognized beneficial uses and are used by consenting adults in deeply private acts that are beyond the reach of government regulation," argues the filing on behalf of Sherri Williams, an adult novelty retailer, and seven other women and two men.

A divided three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed. It said in a ruling last July that siding with the sex toy merchants could open the door to the legalization of undesirable sexual behavior such as prostitution.

"If the people of Alabama in time decide that prohibition on sex toys is misguided, or ineffective, or just plain silly, they can repeal the law and be finished with the matter," the court said.

"On the other hand, if we today craft a new fundamental right by which to invalidate the law, we would be bound to give that right full force and effect in all future cases including, for example, those involving adult incest, prostitution, obscenity, and the like."
....and pot smoking causes heroin addiction, kissing causes pregancy, etc etc. One thing leads to another, as they say. Better not allow anything because it might lead to something.

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