Pick your passion, indeed.
The Louisiana House voted 66-27 on Tuesday to keep the state’s unconstitutional sodomy ban under Louisiana’s crimes against nature law.
Yes, really. As Shadee Ashtari explains for Huffington Post, the Pelican State legislature decided that it would be better to maintain the unconstitutional law as a statement of the “values of Louisiana residents”.
The backstory on this one is rather quite incredible. Oh, did we say, incredible. Our apologies, we meant to say the backstory is rather quite stupid.
An undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was staking out Manchac Park about 10 a.m. one day this month when a slow-moving sedan pulling into the parking lot caught his attention. The deputy parked alongside the 65-year-old driver and, after denying being a cop, began a casual conversation that was electronically monitored by a backup team nearby.
As the two men moved their chat to a picnic table, the deputy propositioned his target with “some drinks and some fun” back at his place, later inquiring whether the man had any condoms, according to court records. After following the deputy to a nearby apartment, the man was handcuffed and booked into Parish Prison on a single count of attempted crime against nature.
So, sending out deputies to proposition homosexual men in order to arrest them?
Welcome to Louisiana.