Cheers and Jeers
Courier, May 29, 2001 (excerpt)
P. O. Box 2717, Houma, LA 70360
By the Editorial Board
Private acts: What goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults is
of no one elses business. Therefore, the inability of the House of
Representatives to approve the decriminalization of consensual sexual acts
committed privately is rather ridiculous.
Opponents of the bill claim it would lead to promiscuity in public
restrooms and parksbut these acts are prohibited under other laws
prohibiting public nudity and obscenity.
The law is outdated and virtually unenforceable. Sex between individuals is
no ones business except that of the parties involvedkeep the
government out of it.
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