Louisiana House retains ban on oral sex, straight and gay, even married

Oh Louisiana. You had to go there.

The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 67-27 in favor of retaining the state’s illegal, unconstitutional, and already-struck-down-by-the-Supreme-Court-11-years-ago ban on “crimes again nature,” aka “sodomy,” aka oral and anal sex, between both gay and straight couples, married and single.

Oh yes, Louisiana just voted to make oral sex between heterosexual married people illegal.

You can see Louisiana’s current law, and the proposed amendment, here.

As we’ve written before, politicians who vote to make oral sex illegal, including oral sex between married people, are on a slipper slope as most, I dare say, have in their lives, and probably in their marriages (one hopes) done the deed.

As I’d already mentioned, the Supreme Court struck down these sodomy bans over ten years ago, in 2003.  But a number of states, especially in the south, refuse to repeal their statutes that are on the books, lest people think they like the gay (sounds a lot like the Anglicans). What’s resulted is that some local law enforcement keep arrested people based on these laws that no longer exist. It happened in Louisiana just last year. (A sheriff in Idaho also, erroneously, claimed last year that sodomy was “illegal” in that state – it isn’t.)

A number of years ago, in an effort to get to the bottom of all of this, we at AMERICAblog launched “Happy Sodomy Day!” to celebrate Congress’ staunch opposition to sodomy, and firm support for the sanctity of marriage.  We had you, our loyal readers, phone your member of Congress and ask them if they’d ever sodomized their spouse.  And you did.  And it was great fun.

Our specific message for folks to ask their members of Congress was:

Specifically, we’d like you to ask them to vow that in the past, now, and in the future they will abstain from sodomy (including same-sex and/or male-female analingus, cunnilingus, and fellatio), masturbation, adultery, prostitution, out-of-wedlock sex, and marriages that cannot procreate. We will also ask them about divorce, as there is no greater threat to marriage today than divorce (in addition, the Bible makes clear that divorce is a no-no).

daily beast on scalia: Do you sodomize your wife?We’d gotten the idea from the NYU (I believe) law student who confronted Antonin Scalia in 2004 and asked him if he sodomizes his wife. Scalia refused to answer. We’d asked the same of Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli last year.  Cuccinelli also refused to answer.

Republicans are big fans of opposing sodomy (which includes heterosexual oral sex between married couples) at the legislature, when it comes to putting the clamps on your bedroom, but they’re far more tight-lipped about it when it comes to their own bedroom.

No more.

It’s time to ring up the Louisiana legislature and ask them our message above – have they ever performed or received analingus, cunnilingus, or fellatio, and will they vow in the future to never perform, or receive, such acts.

We want to hear their answers.  So does Dan Savage.

Here’s the list of Louisiana legislators who voted against getting rid of the law criminalizes sodomy:

Bryan Adams, R-Gretna; John “Andy” Anders, D-Vidalia; James Armes, D-Leeville; Taylor Barras R-New Iberia; John Berthelot, R-Gonzales; Robert Billiot, R-Westwego; Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette; Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond; Terry Brown R-Colfax; Terry Burns, R-Haughton; Timothy Burns, R-Mandeville;Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport; Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge; Simone Champagne, R-Erath; Charles Chaney, R-Rayville; Patrick Connick, R-Marrero; Gregory Cromer, R-Slidell; Michael Danahay, D-Sulphur; Gordon Dove, R-Houma; Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro; Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette; Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles; Jerry Gisclair, D-Larose; Hunter Greene, R-Baton Rouge; Mickey Guillory, D-Eunice; John Guinn, R-Jennings; Lance Harris, R-Alexandria; Joe Harrison, R-Gray; Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson; Cameron Henry, R-Metairie; Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville; Dorothy Sue Hill, D-Dry Creek; Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs; Frank Hoffman, R-West Monroe; Paul Hollis, R-Covington; Frank Howard, R-Many; Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge; Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge; Robert Johnson, D-Marksville; Sam Jones, D-Franklin; Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales; Bernard LeBas, D-Ville Platte; Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase; Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie; Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans; Sherman Mack, R-Livingston; Gregory Miller, R-Norco; Jay Morris, R-Monroe; Jim Morris, R-Oil City; Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell; Erich Ponti, R-Baton Rouge; Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs; Stephen Pugh, R-Ponchatoula; Steve Pylant, R-Winnsboro; Eugene Reynolds, D-Minden; Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux; Harold Ritchie, D-Bogalusa; Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales; John Schroder, R-Covington; Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport; Robert Shadoin, R-Ruston; Scott Simon, R-Abita Springs; Julia Stokes, R-Kenner; Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge; Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City; Lenar Whitney, R-Houma; Thomas Willmott, R-Kenner

And here are a few contact points – I’d suggest blasting them all via Twitter and Facebook for starters, if they have such accounts, then ring em up and take notes.

Louisiana House main Twitter feed: @LouisianaHouse
Louisiana House Facebook page.

You can also find at least the members’ email addresses and phone numbers here.

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55 Responses to “Louisiana House retains ban on oral sex, straight and gay, even married”

  1. Charles McCain says:

    Having lived in New Orleans nothing the Louisiana legislature does surprises me. People in that great state must not have paid enough in bribes to stop the legislation. I think Louisiana should follow the example of my native South Carolina which, in the 19th Century, made all things sodomy illegal but qualified the law by saying a person could only be charged or convicted if that person had been caught in performing said act—twice. Not many prosecutions resulted.

  2. Irv Spielberg says:

    Harvey Milk Stamped “Out” Forever !

    The Obama Cabal is behind universal GAYety with a “forever” postage
    stamp glorifying Harvey Milk, a Jewish homosexual predator “attracted to
    boys aged 15-19,” according to WikiAnswers! (Also see Wikipedia.)
    Global gaydom was even predicted by Jesus (see “days of Lot” in Luke 17 and compare with Genesis 19).

    And the Hebrew prophet Zechariah (14th chapter) says that during the
    same end-time gay “days” ALL nations will come against Israel and
    fulfill the “days of Noah” at the same time (see Luke 17 again) – a
    short time of anti-Jewish genocide found in Zechariah 13:8 when
    two-thirds of all Jews will die.
    In other words, when “gay days” have become universal, all hell will break loose!

    Shockingly, the same “days” will trigger the “end of days” – and when
    they begin, worldwide human government will quickly wind down in just a
    few short years! For the first time in history there won’t be enough
    time for anyone to even attend college, let alone have a family, save
    money, enjoy retirement, etc.
    One final thought. The more we see gays “coming out,” the sooner Jesus will be “coming down”!

    For more, Google or Yahoo “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up,” “Jesus Never
    Mentioned Homosexuality. When gays have birthdays…,” “FOR GAYS ONLY:
    Jesus Predicted…” and “USA – from Puritans to Impure-itans!”

  3. Butch1 says:

    Obviously, this is unconstitutional and the first person who is ever arrested for this crime should take it all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. We have been here once before and if we need to visit it again until these idiots learn that you cannot legislate sex, then I guess we will just have to do it.

  4. S2 says:

    The northern states are just as bad. I live in a northern state and I am from Louisiana. Believe it or not their really isn’t a difference. Same stupidity.

  5. Innocent Jogger says:

    Up here in Wisconsin were pretty progressive. Our governor & legislature sodomizes the average citizen on a regular basis.

  6. dcinsider says:


  7. baruchzed says:

    Ever been to Louisiana? D and R are not what counts there, it’s skin color and wallet that count.

  8. baruchzed says:

    These legislators wasted their (taxpayer paid-for) time to pass a law that is already blocked by the supreme court. Hmm. Stupidity? Corruption?

  9. AnthonyLook says:

    You do realize that the Democrats in the Louisiana House are Blue Dog DINO’s. I am just saying- I stand by my Republican charge.

  10. S2 says:

    You do realize that most of the list is democrat right? Or do you know what the letter d stands for lol and you do realize that the justice department has to follow through with the laws even the cop in Idaho was an idiot and probably came from another state and didn’t realize that the law was in fact not place out in Idaho. I am just sayin before you start blaming republicans read the actual article lol.

  11. AnthonyLook says:

    Another scam for some lawyers and their political friends to make millions (from tax payers) out of knowingly indefensible unconstitutional tactics. The Justice Department needs to investigate the obvious use of tax payers money to enrich a select few.

  12. LanceThruster says:

    So Vitter’s diaper play is still A-OK?


  13. BillFromDover says:

    Conservatives > sex: DIRTY… DIRTY… DIRTY!!!

  14. BillFromDover says:

    Seriously, who’s gonna file a complaint against their partner for going down there without explaining why they didn’t simple turn over?

    Oh, that’s a sin also?

  15. MichaelS says:

    And why do we keep opposing the secession of these Neanderthals?

    …One of our biggest mistakes in history might well have been winning the Civil War…

  16. MichaelS says:

    Why are there so many damn “D”s in that list??? They desperately need a primary.

  17. LanceThruster says:

    Why forbid talking about sex?

  18. Richard_thunderbay says:

    The obvious next step is to proclaim that surveillance cameras must be installed in every room in every residence, inside cars, inside public washrooms, etc. etc. to allow enforcement.

  19. dcinsider says:

    Thank god there is a state that is cracking down on all these hedonists and perverts. I do hope they enforce the law door to door across the state.

  20. Butch1 says:

    Ha! Even they have their own scruples to maintain.

  21. Butch1 says:

    Liked the story. These bumpkins shouldn’t be legislating out of a bible anyway.

  22. Butch1 says:

    Good one!

  23. JohninAwe says:

    I am a former southerner, and I must say, the hypocrisy when it comes to sex among evangelicals down there is astounding. Internet porn thrives in the south among church people, which makes would make no difference to me, accept they tell those of “the world” (that is how they refer to everyone who is not of their particular religious group), that they cannot use it. Extra marital affairs abound in evangelical churches. The difference? They are saved by grace, as they like to point out. And, also, they have a way of rationalizing that their sexual activity is just an insignificant small drop of rain that is carried, against their will of course, by the “great storm of wickedness in this perverted nation”.

    There you have the mind of the evangelical south. Sad, isn’t it.

  24. lynchie says:

    The constituents will applaud because most of the GOP couldn’t get laid in a whore house.

  25. lynchie says:

    Back in the 60’s a union in northern Ontario went on strike at a paper mill. The mill was the only employer in the town and the grocery stores, banks, shopkeepers were hard hit as was the families because the union paid little in strike wages. The company dug in their heels and wouldn’t even negotiate. After about four or five months the wives, girlfriends in town were struggling to feed their kids. The women in town met and decided that negotiations should start and until they did no sex for anyone. The negotiations started a couple of weeks later and the union was back at work inside of a month.
    I have no problem with cutting off sex in the South, limit their reproductive abilities will probably raise the IQ’s.
    The GOP don’t know how to govern except through fear and intimidation. Writing laws that are impossible to enforce is typical of what they do. Republican politicians don’t see their jobs being to represent their constituents they are stuck in the 50’s and want to rule people/slaves who jump when they say jump. They serve no purpose and lack the curiosity and intelligence to understand the world has changed. Unfortunately there is a whole bumper crop of dimwits like Bachman, Gomert, Cruz, Paul, Vitter, etc. who want to keep the old ways alive and they think it is done by denying the existence of any proven science or changes in how people live and love.

  26. Michael Steen says:

    Just freaking give it up already! There is little point in expecting any sanity whatsoever from the American South (and Utah). Why people keep acting surprised at this sort of thing is beyond me.

  27. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Or hares?

  28. Butch1 says:

    I guess they were specific though not so much in the case with how many animals at one time. Perhaps I’m splitting hairs. ;-)

  29. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Here’s the introduction of the law: “Crime against nature is the unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal.”

  30. Butch1 says:

    Were they specific about all forms or just going down on males?

  31. Butch1 says:

    You can look and touch, but you can’t . . .

  32. Butch1 says:

    Mardi Gras will be funny to watch when the cops try and police everyone. They’ll have to start another new police division called: Sex Uniform Command Keepers or (S.U.C.K.) Squad.

  33. Butch1 says:

    Where is the NSA when you really need them? ;-)

  34. I have not yet underestimated the mental abilities of my fellow Americans, especially in the South. It is obvious that the hot weather reduces the mental abilities of human beings, especially those constantly living in temperatures above 25 degrees. (The fact that this country still hangs onto an archaic system of measurement, worthy of trashing with Reaganomics, just proves my point.) I have never been south of Washington, nor do I ever wish to be; I have low tolerance for stupidity and hypocrisy, and I’ve just had my fill of it the past tax season.

  35. ComradeRutherford says:

    They should have no problem with everyone on the internet verifying that they are not ‘violating’ their own law… I, mean, obviously…

  36. Bill_Perdue says:

    These laws are used to justify police raids. The law remaining on the books came under national scrutiny last summer when East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs’ Deputies used the statute to arrest men who agreed to have sex with undercover male law enforcement officers. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/post_558.html

    By my quick count most Republicans voted for it and among Democrats 26 or so Democrats voted against the bill while 8 cowards abstained and 11 Democrats voted for it for a total, among Democrats, of 26 against and 19 either for or abstaining.

    I wonder how the bigot Democrat Senator from Louisiana Mary Landrieu would have voted. She still hasn’t rebranded “The confusion is a result of the hazy position of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. Last Thursday, she said in a statement that, while her “personal views have evolved,” the “people of Louisiana have made clear that marriage in our state is restricted to one man and one woman” and she intends to “support the outcome of Louisiana’s recent vote.” The next day, Landrieu ditched the evolution rhetoric and told CNN “that she personally believes ‘people should love who they love and marry who they want to marry,’ but that her obligation rests with the people of Louisiana who elected her.” http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/mary-landrieu-gay-marriage-support.html

  37. BillFromDover says:

    Does this mean that I have to turn in my wife every time I have a birthday?

  38. Butch1 says:

    This could easily be remedied if the straight women actually did stop giving fellatio to all of those representatives and all of the straights in the state. Goodness knows, no one would want to break the law. This would last for a short time until the straight men stormed their representatives threatening to vote them out of office. I would bet that this law would be soon, amended.

  39. Butch1 says:

    I cannot wait until one of those hypocrites gets caught in a raid with his (or her) mouth around a (pipe organ.) I want to hear their excuse. Jebus ain’t gonna save them from this one especially if they are of the republican persuasion. ;-)

    I suppose one could say they were in a bath house and in the shower and slipped on the floor, fell face first into someone’s groin whilst trying to to be polite in the middle of saying, pardon and having the person’s member, somehow becoming lodged into their mouth. Who knows, it may work to get them out of Purgatory or perhaps a night in jail, but will it work with their constituency? The diapers Vitter wore didn’t seem to matter when he was visiting his prostitutes; his constituents were just relieved they weren’t little boys.

  40. Silver_Witch says:

    Why Comrade – I think you have found the solution to such votes. I can help with the installation….

  41. Elijah Shalis says:

    This is going too far. The sad part is that they don’t enforce the law on straight people just gay ones. If they enforced the law on straight people the legislators would be tarred and feathered.

  42. SL Abrin says:

    Louisiana’s female population will have to drive up north if they want anyone to go down south.

  43. PeteWa says:

    what a long list of hypocrites.

  44. ComradeRutherford says:

    The first step is to install 24-hour webcams in all bedrooms of the 67 that voted against the Constitution.

  45. lynchie says:

    Rob Ford: “I have more than enough to eat at home”.

  46. BeccaM says:

    BTW, according to Joe.My.God’s report, necrophilia remains legal in Lousiana.


    Maybe it’s the vampire lobby’s doing…

  47. cole3244 says:

    its amazing that a bunch of pricks would make fellatio illegal.

  48. ComradeRutherford says:

    My wife tastes to good, how could I *not* go down on her???

    Republicans are so incredibly stupid…

  49. jomicur says:

    And the Christers continue to insist that their agenda is NOT about controlling people’s lives.

  50. BeccaM says:

    Alabama passed a law in ’92, which is still enforced, requiring teachers to say that homosexuality is illegal.

    In fact, there are nine states with similar education laws:

    Some just say that kids have to be taught there is no ‘safe’ way for gay people to have sex. Some mandate the message of ‘unacceptable lifestyle.’ Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi come right out and lie to kids about homosexuality being illegal.

  51. Indigo says:

    Cute. But none of that applies during Mardis Gras, apparently.

  52. Naja pallida says:

    They didn’t ban diapers on grown men…

  53. Houndentenor says:

    Yes, it is legitimate and I would think obligatory to ask legislators if they have ever broken the law they support. But then the right is all about institutionalized hypocrisy. Most of the adults (as in people post college) who smoke marijuana are Republicans and against legalization or decriminalization efforts.

  54. Houndentenor says:

    He’s about to be Governor Vitter. Such a hypocrite.

  55. SL Abrin says:

    Sen Vitter? Hello?

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