Monday, November 14, 2005

Proposed Mass. law to make animal sex less illegal

Check out this link about "An Act Relative to Archaic Crimes" that would, among other things, make sex with an animal subject to a far lower penalty. Hat tip to Redstate's RedHot. Some guy at redstate says this:
Senator Santorum was right. Who knew?! First they legalized gay marriage in
Massachusetts and now they are scaling back penalties on goat rape and other
crimes related to beastiality.

I should point out that I do not have a problem with allowing people to use their property as they wish (including aborting their own children) and that consenting adults should be allowed to engage in whatever acts they like. I just find pointing this out the liberals funny, because I do not think that there is a meaningful difference between allowing any type of sex (gay or straight) and allowing goat sex (as long as the goat owner consents). I know that some will say that the goat can not consent, but the goat cannot consent to lots of things. The goat cannot consent to being eaten, to being whipped, to being milked. I hardly see it as being that great of a leap to allow the goat owner to do other things for gratification by use of a goat. The law against animal sex wasn't about protecting the animal anyways; it was about outlawing the immoral activity. Perhaps if the law was part of a bill that regulated how animals are to be treated I would consider this issue differently, but as you can see from the above link, the law was to prevent immoral sex.

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