From: <CEvans1950@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 08:05:11 EDT


Speaking of subversives.... here is where idiots try to outlaw dildoes: clearly nobody's business but the buyer's and seller's. The only legitimate government interest would be public health concerns regarding toxic materials used in their manufacture.

Those who back such imbecilic ideas betray themselves as the very subversives who are attempting to set up a North American, Christian Iran or Taliban regime with a religious thought-police running rampant.

Remember: those who wish to destroy this nation and its freedoms are not "the loyal opposition" but are truly enemies of the Constitution and the American people.


Ala. Women Sue Over Sex Toy Ban

.c The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A group of women has filed a federal lawsuit to block a new Alabama law that bans the sale of sex toys, arguing the law intrudes on their right to privacy.

"No one wants the government in their bedroom," Sherri Williams, one of six plaintiffs, said Friday.

Ms. Williams owns two Alabama stores that sell sex devices. Another plaintiff, B.J. Bailey, sells similar items at in-home gatherings. The other women challenging the law are described in the lawsuit as needing sexual aids to have orgasms.

The law, which took effect July 1, makes it a misdemeanor to distribute "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs." Violators are subject to maximum penalties of a $10,000 fine and one year in jail.

While distribution of such items was banned, possession remains legal.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, which called the ban an invasion of privacy and a misguided attempt to impose a moral viewpoint on adults.

The state senator who sponsored the legislation, Tom Butler, said the prohibition was tucked into a larger bill in which he sought to shut down strip clubs in one north Alabama county. He said the office of Madison County District Attorney Tim Morgan sought the ban.

Morgan, named along with the state attorney general as a defendant in the suit, did not return a telephone call seeking comment. Neither did Morgan's lawyer, George Royer.

AP-NY-08-01-98 0108EDT


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