Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Sex toy bill remains in House subcommittee

This was taken from WIS Channel 10 web site in Columbia, SC.

Another reason for my gay ass to stay the hell out of the south. And you may want to rethink what your packing when you go to visit your Mom.

May 19, 2006 - A sex toy ban has already happened in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. South Carolina could be next on that list.

For 27 years Pat Irons has made a living selling "creams and lotions, massaging oils" and other things we won't repeat.

In Irons' opinion, "We don't consider it an X-rated book store."
But what she does at Sugar and Spice in West Columbia could become a felony. Irons says, "I think it would hurt a lot of marriages."

A bill by Upstate Representative Ralph Davenport would make it illegal to sell devices used for sexual stimulation.

Davenport admits he doesn't even know what a sex toy is. Nor does he have a strong opinion about them. The bill, he says, will help the people he represents.
If the bill passes selling sex toys would be a felony. The punishment would be five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

"Mark" tells WIS, "I think that's a tool for a relationship, for satisfaction. I think the government has no business in my bedroom."

Julianne Wolfe, on the other hand, says, "Something that was pornographic or involved children that wasn't Biblical, I would have a problem."

Shirley Martin has different priorities, "I wouldn't even consider it. I would be moving on to finding food for children."

The bill sits in a House subcommittee. So at least for now what sells behind the doors of Sugar and Spice is legal.

Reported by Maggie Alexander

Posted 10:04pm by Chantelle Janelle

4 Comments:

At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

sigh

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Will said...

Have any of these bans been tested in the courts? Aren't there laws protecting interstate trade?

We're moving closer and closer to theocracy every day. what kills me is that so many people who fear the "evil" of Islamic fundamentalism are the first to embrace the Christian equivalent.

When will the men and women of America wake up?

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Bill German said...

this country is out of control. I'm moving to the hague

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

Yeah, I live in a state where owning a certain number of devices is considered a felony.

However, the toys are only felonious if one can prove they are used for sexual purposes.

After all, it wouldn't be unheard of to keep one's neck massager in a box with one's prayer beads. Right?

 

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