Texas- You Can Buy a Gun But Vibrators are Illegal

The Washington Post reports:

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether a Texas law making it a crime to promote sex toys shaped like sexual organs is unconstitutional.

An adult bookstore employee in El Paso, Texas, sued the state after his arrest for showing two undercover officers a device shaped like a penis and telling the female officer the device would arouse and gratify her.

The employee, Ignacio Sergio Acosta, says a Texas law outlawing the manufacture, marketing or dissemination of an “obscene device” including those shaped like sex organs is unconstitutional because it prevents individuals from using such devices, violating their right to sexual privacy.

Colorado, Kansas and Louisiana have held such laws unconstitutional, while Georgia, Mississippi and Texas have upheld them, said Acosta’s lawyer in urging the Supreme Court to take the case.

An El Paso County court granted Acosta’s motion to dismiss a criminal complaint against him, but an appeals court reinstated it, saying the Texas law did not infringe on private sexual behavior. “

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5 Comments

  1. Z October 4, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    There’s a program on the DISH gay channel that talks about this. It’s absolutely hysterical.

  2. Jack's Shack October 4, 2006 at 4:19 am

    PP,

    Maybe if more people used the one they’d lose the other. 😉

    Marallyn,

    Who knows.

    BOH,

    I know a guy who was beaten with a dildo, those things can be dangerous.

  3. The back of the hill October 4, 2006 at 2:24 am

    So, when was the last time a thug held up a liquor store with a dildo?

    This past-weekend someone was gunned down one block from my house. I am almost entirely certain that no dildoes were involved.

    Although if there were, I want to know about it.

  4. marallyn October 3, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    it’s simple…take notes…one makes you feel like a canon…the other makes you feel useless…i bet those gun guys also drive big cars with fancy fenders…but then again what do i know??? jack you’re a pip!!!

  5. tafka PP October 3, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    Your title says it all: Imagine how much less people would need guns if they changed their laws…

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