Last edited: February 13, 2005


Sodomy Laws Never Invaded Private Homes

Shreveport Times, May 25, 2001
Box 30222, Shreveport, LA 71130
Fax: 318-459-3301

Last year, 91,000 gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders descended on the French Quarter in New Orleans for the annual Southern Decadence Festival. This event celebrates the homosexual lifestyle with blatant, in-your-face perversion.

This kind of activity could be coming to your town. New Orleans area legislators and homosexual activists are attempting to force their immorality on the rest of the state. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans authored a bill to roll back Louisiana’s 195-year-old law prohibiting sodomy.

Rep. Richmond has stated he proposed this bill because he believes in the right of privacy. However, Louisiana’s sodomy statute has never created "sex police" in private bedrooms. Typically, the statute has been used to curb public sex and to limit the practice of "semi-public" sex, such as occurs in bars, booths in bookstores and bathhouses.

There has been no public outcry regarding this law, nor have there been any major civil rights violations because of it. Louisiana’s Supreme Court has upheld the law as constitutional.

The philosophy "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" applies here.

—Glenn C. Benfield, Shreveport

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