Talk About a Stiff Fine
How the case surrounding this asinine piece of legislation even made it as far as it did through our legal system astounds me. Though, once again, I take solace in the knowledge that Massachusetts isn't the only totally screwed up state in the country.
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal on Ban on Sex Toy Sale
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) rejected on Tuesday a constitutional challenge to an Alabama law that makes it a crime to sell sex toys.
The law prohibited the distribution of "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs." First-time violators can face a fine of up to $10,000 and as much as one year in jail.
The law, adopted in 1998, allowed the sale of ordinary vibrators and body massagers that are not designed or marketed primarily as sexual aids. It exempted sales of sexual devices "for a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose."
There is so much wrong with that last paragraph, where to start?
Can someone please explain to me what the "educational purpose" of a 24" King Kong Double Dong might be? And will they now be required to be marked similarly to
And, oh yeah, huh huh huh...they said "bona fide".