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 stateâs sodomy law that was ruled unconstitutional in 2003.
Ten Republican legislators voted against it.
Thatâs right, those ten think anal and oral sex (known in Louisiana law as âcrimes against natureâ) should be illegal, but screwing a goat is a-okay.
New Orleans Senator JP Morrell told his colleagues, âGod forbid you vote against this bill, good luck explaining it.â
Since the âcrimes against natureâ law includes both bestiality and sodomy, neither law is enforceable. Morrellâs bill would separate bestiality into itâs 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.
âAs you know, you can find anything on the internet,â Morrell said. âPart of what has developed is a huge market for the trafficking of animals for sex acts.â
But the bill included the line, âAnal sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime.â An amendment to the bill that would have struck down the unenforceable âcrimes against natureâ law failed.
The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives for passage.