Main | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Federal Court Refuses Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli's Bid To Uphold Ban On Sodomy

The Fourth District Court of Appeals has slapped down Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's last ditch ploy to keep sodomy illegal. Via Washington Blade:
In an action that surprised some court observers, the order says none of the court’s judges requested a poll among themselves to determine which, if any of them, favored Cuccinelli’s request for an en banc rehearing of the sodomy case by the court’s 15 active judges and one senior judge. Among the judges that chose not to approve a rehearing was Judge Albert Diaz, who wrote the dissent in the three-judge panel’s 2-1 ruling declaring Virginia’s “Crimes Against Nature” statute unconstitutional. The statute classifies sodomy between consenting adults, gay or straight, as a crime.
The ACLU calls the decision a "resounding rejection."

Labels: , , ,

comments powered by Disqus