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Monday, January 17, 2005

virginia is for lovers, finally

since… well, at least since i can remember, virginia’s been promoting itself with the slogan “virginia is for lovers.” but it’s not exactly true. it’s for certain kinds of lovers sure. lovers with state endorsements. until now.

Singles’ Sex No Longer a Va. Crime [washington post, january 14, 2005]

The state Supreme Court yesterday struck down as unconstitutional a 19th-century Virginia law making it a crime for unmarried couples to have sex.

activist judges, some might say. will say. oddly, this is coming from a “red state.”

for this, i’m going to limit my commentary to two links:

the opinion itself [pdf]

and, for a bit of perspective on the issue, i turn to the work [mp4, mov, wmv, mp3] of one eric schwartz, whom i’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the past.

so, with all that in mind, and in this brief window between the decision from the supreme court and the seemingly inevitable crackdown of “family values” under the current regime, i strongly suggest all you celebate single virginians go out and fuck like rabbits. now.

update: for the record, fornication in virginia was a Class 4 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $250. plus, of course, whatever you had to spend to get her to put out in the first place.

posted by roj at 7:01 am