April 11, 2018 - 10 Louisiana Republicans voted to keep bestiality legal & anal sex against the law
The Louisiana state senate passed a bill yesterday to outlaw bestiality. The proposed law would separate the offense from the stateâ€™s sodomy law that was ruled unconstitutional in 2003.
Ten Republican legislators voted against it.
Thatâ€™s right, those ten think anal and oral sex (known in Louisiana law as â€ścrimes against natureâ€ť) should be illegal, but screwing a goat is a-okay.
New Orleans Senator JP Morrell told his colleagues, â€śGod forbid you vote against this bill, good luck explaining it.â€ť
Since the â€ścrimes against natureâ€ť law includes both bestiality and sodomy, neither law is enforceable. Morrellâ€™s bill would separate bestiality into itâ€™s own law to ensure arrest for the crime. The law would make it illegal to have sex with an animal or facilitate the exchange of an animal for a sex act.
â€śAs you know, you can find anything on the internet,â€ť Morrell said. â€śPart of what has developed is a huge market for the trafficking of animals for sex acts.â€ť
But the bill included the line, â€śAnal sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime.â€ť An amendment to the bill that would have struck down the unenforceable â€ścrimes against natureâ€ť law failed.
The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives for passage.