Virginia’s attorney general aims to make oral and anal sex a felony


If Ken Cuccinelli is elected governor of Virginia, there is a good chance that oral and anal sex will be outlawed in the state. Cuccinelli, who now serves as Virginia’s attorney general, is the state’s GOP nominee for governor.

According to reports, Cuccinelli filed an appeal to revive Virginia’s state law banning oral and anal sex. Cuccinelli claimed that the law is meant to convict child molesters. But Cuccinelli has also objected to gay sex and believes that a law should be enforced to stop homosexual acts between consenting adults.

“My view is that homosexual acts — not homosexuality, but homosexual acts — are wrong,” Cuccinelli told the Virginian-Pilot in 2009. “They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law-based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. … They don’t comport with natural law.”

If Cuccinelli gets his way, heterosexuals and homosexuals could face felony charges if caught participating in consensual oral or anal sex. A conviction could lead to one year in prison.

Share your thoughts. Does Cuccinelli’s law protect children from predators, or does it invade privacy?

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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