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The Orifice Defense: Why Poorly Written Laws Lead to "Technicalities" for the Criminally Accused

Adam Banner | Posted 06.22.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Everyone has heard it before: some horrible human facing criminal allegations, who is most likely guilty and would probably face jail time if convicte...

When It Comes To Consent, There Are No Gray Areas

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Katie Ray-Jones

There seems to be a serious lack of understanding among both young people and adults alike about what constitutes consent and healthy sexual behaviors. If a person is unconscious, they cannot give consent. This needs to be taught in schools, homes, workplaces  --  everywhere.

Consent Laws Need to Be Updated: Start with Oklahoma

Mike Domitrz | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Mike Domitrz

The only way such we will live in a culture where consent is freely given and mutually wanted enthusiastic agreement between partners of sound mind and legal age is by leading the way today.

Michigan Senate Passes Animal Cruelty Bill Which Includes Sodomy Ban (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

A Michigan bill designed to keep pets out of animal abusers’ hands is bringing the state's unconstitutional sodomy ban to the forefront once again. ...

Tunisia's War On LGBT People Is Heating Up

HuffPost Tunisia | Zoë Triska | Posted 12.21.2015 | World

Six teens were handed three-year prison sentences earlier this month by a court in Kairouan, Tunisia, under a draconian law that criminalizes gay rela...

Holtzclaw Defense Uses Verbal Tics, Troubled Past, Lack of Education to Deflect and Implicate Witnesses in Okla. Sexual Assault Case

Deborah Douglas | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime
Deborah Douglas

Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw of rape and sexual assault. Even the prosecution can't get it right.

Of Course Tinder Founder Doesn't Know What 'Sodomy' Is

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

Is "sodomy" a term for "someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff"? No, Sean Rad, it is not. In an interview with the Evening Standard publishe...

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Biblical Marriage: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

In light of the recent resignations of two North Carolina magistrates, explained by their religious convictions that same-sex marriage is a sin or desecrates the "holy institution established by God Himself," I would like to offer a few points of clarification to the overall discourse.

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.

Nigerian-American Artist and LGBT Activist Ade Addresses Nigeria's President for Criminalizing and Maltreating Gays

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lia Petridis Maiello

"The same country that just allowed a senator to marry an innocent fourteen year-old girl, has now criminalized homosexuality under the false disguise of same-sex marriage. Whose rights are they planning to go after next?"

India's Supreme Court Re-Criminalizes Gay Sex

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Prerna Lal

Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.

Man Accused Of Pulling Woman's Insides Out In Gruesome Rape (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.23.2013 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man is in police custody after the brutal rape of a woman he took drugs with, police said. Emmanuel Paulino, 30, was arrested Tuesd...

Here's The Medieval-Sounding Sodomy Law That Helped Cuccinelli Lose The Governorship

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, thanks in part to Democratic opponents who succ...

Who's Afraid of a Little Sodomy?

Mark Morford | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

There is something a little sad, if not enormously disturbing, about people like Ken Cuccinelli, the intensely troubled AG of Virginia and one-man Tea Party sideshow who is currently running for governor and who, if he has his way, will hereby outlaw sodomy and oral sex. For everyone. Forevermore.

LePage: Seems He Can't Get Away From Anal Rape Comments

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Andrew Ian Dodge

Maine's Gov. LePage and his allies seem to be obsessed with anal rape analogies. For those who don't know LePage made a comment a month or so ago about a Democratic legislator that got most sane people upset.

From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Cathcart

Question: In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry?

How To Spot A Sodomite

Mark Simpson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Simpson

"I do not in my practice ever remember to have seen such an appearance of the anus as those of the prisoners presented." So testified Dr. Paul in shocked tones at the 1870 trial of Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, two young, cross-dressing clerks charged with sodomy.

Right-Wing Pastor Insists Gays Should Be Called 'Sodomites'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Vision America's Rick Scarborough delivered a scathing guest sermon in New Jersey declaring the use of the word "gay" inappropriate, insisting it was ...

John Celock

Fate Of Equality Measure 'Dubious'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The fight to repeal Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was declared unconstitutional, is facing a larger hurdle, prompting the bill's sponsor to de...

John Celock

Lawmakers Seek To Drop Unconstitutional Sex Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

The battle over the fate of Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was deemed unconstitutional in 1997, will come back up in the 2013 legislative sessi...

David Lohr

High School Football Player And Brother Charged In Beer Bottle Sodomy Of Juvenile

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

A high school football player and his brother have been arrested by authorities in Alaska for allegedly raping a drunken teenage boy with a beer bottl...

John Celock

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Allowed To Move Into Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican-dominated Kansas state board voted unanimously to grant permission to an anti-gay Democratic lawmaker to move into a church in order to p...

How To Tell Love From Hate: The Bible Vs. Pastor Charles Worley

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

Pastor Worley, I'm afraid your "love" for me does not pass the test of Scripture, nor does your understanding of sodomy, or of salvation. I guess it's not surprising that you've read your Bible so carelessly. If you'd been more attentive, I doubt you'd propose locking up my community.