The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 June 2003

Barn to be wild

According to a radio report this morning, Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is persuaded that most of the state's sodomy law is well and truly thrown out as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.

I said "most". The statute is vague, presumably to be as inclusive as possible; in 1935, the state's Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in Roberts v. State that the "offense consists in a carnal knowledge, committed against the order of nature, with mankind or with a beast." Lawrence says nothing about beasts, so presumably that part of the law remains intact.

And I think I'd probably better stop here.

Posted at 7:21 AM to Soonerland


See, I had this cousin....

Nah, you're right, better stop.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at 7:29 AM on 30 June 2003

In other words, somebody screwed the pooch.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:57 AM on 30 June 2003

"...with mankind or with a beast."

I could say something.

Posted by: Vickie at 1:13 PM on 30 June 2003

Oh the thoughts that run, or er, gallop through one's mind.

Posted by: Becky at 5:02 PM on 30 June 2003