In any event, I wish lawmakers would stay out of people's bedrooms. It gets kind of creepy after a while. All this peeking into the bedroom is just plain ol creepy. Leave people alone for crying out loud. Some people [both gay and straight] like anal sex. Get over it.
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has filed a petition challenging a ruling that recently struck down the state's anti-sodomy law.
The petition, filed on March 26 but reported by the Washington Blade on Wednesday, asks for a full 15-judge court to reconsider a decision made on March 12 by a three-judge panel that overturned the law.
Unlike the legality of that issue, which is currently before the Supreme Court, anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional for nearly a decade under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. In the 2003 decision Lawrence v. Texas, the court struck down a Texas statute that prohibited sexual acts between same-sex partners and implied that similar laws did not pass constitutional muster. However, the Virginia law has since remained on the books. [...]
In 2005, William Scott McDonald, then 47, was convicted under the "Crimes Against Nature" law for soliciting a 17-year-old girl to commit sodomy.
A three-judge panel ruled that the statute was unconstitutional based on the Lawrence decision. The court invalidated the conviction, noting that an unconstitutional law could not be used to convict McDonald.