For the second time, Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) has introduced a bill to repeal the Heart of Dixie’s nine-year-old ban on sex toys:
“A shower head could be considered a sex toy,” [Rogers] said. “It’s just bringing the state into the 20th century.”
I guess the 21st might be a bit much to hope for, and here’s one reason why:
Dan Ireland, executive director of the Alabama Citizens’ Action Program, a Baptist group, said it would oppose any effort to overturn the law.
“Laws are made to protect the public,” he said. “Sometimes you have to protect the public against themselves.”
Sometimes you have to protect the public against Citizens’ Action Programs, too.
In the meantime, I will continue to make sure that when I drive through Alabama, which I do rather a lot since I’m rather fond of the place, I will take my cell phone off Vibrate. Just in case.
(Via Bitter Bitch.)