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View Diary: Ken Cuccinelli asks court to reinstate Virginia sodomy law. Wait, what? (236 comments)

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  •  I have a hard time accepting the legal argument (1+ / 0-)
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    pico

    that the sodomy law is even still enforceable. It's a odd reading of the statute to say that it applies only to minors when minors are not mentioned at all in the text of the statute and sexual activity with minors is already illegal under Section 18.2-63 of the Code of Virginia.

    § 18.2-371 of the Code of Virginia classifies sex between a 15-17 year old and a person over the age of 18 as a class 1 misdemeanor. Punishments for Class 1 misdemeanors include confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

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