New Ruling: U.S. Supreme Court Decriminalizes Sex With Children by Adults-- "Dispicable" says Eugene Delgaudio
The Associated Press reports:
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's anti-sodomy law.
The high court on Monday refused to hear from Virginia state officials who wanted to get the state's ban on oral and anal sex reinstated.
In March, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond declared Virginia's law unconstitutional.
In 2005, a judge convicted William Scott MacDonald of criminal solicitation for allegedly demanding oral sex from a 17-year-old girl. His conviction occurred two years after the landmark Lawrence v. Texas decision effectively struck down anti-sodomy laws in that state and several others.
Public Advocate filed a friend of the court brief to the Supreme Court asking for this Virginia law against "laws of decency" be left intact as it dealt with crimes against children in Virginia.
"This is dispicable. I have warned that making sodomy legal would unleash attacks on women and children and now comes the Supreme Court to prove Public Advocate's long standing policy positions and predictions to be true," says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.