In a previous post about Gov. “Ultrasound” McDonnell’s “improper use of gov’t. money, facilities, power for personal enrichment of friends”, I quoted Rachel Maddow saying this:
I should also note that among the significant stockholders of the company is the Republican nominee to succeed Gov. McDonnell, a man named Ken Cuccinelli, a man who himself is now in trouble for having gone nearly a year without disclosing he had those shares in that company. It’s nice, right?
That "man named Ken Cuccinelli" is now urging the court to keep anti-sodomy law on the books, per First Read:
The Washington Blade reports that Cuccinelli filed a formal "petition with the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond asking the full 15-judge court to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel last month that overturned the state's sodomy law. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on March 12 that a section of Virginia's 'Crimes Against Nature' statute that outlaws sodomy between consenting adults, gay or straight, is unconstitutional based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2003 known as Lawrence v. Texas."
Cuccinelli… Cuccinelli… Why does that sound familiar? Oh yeah:
This is the same Ken Cuccinelli who recently came under fire for encouraging Virginia universities to rescind their anti-gay discrimination policies, a move that several groups have condemned as rooted in homophobia and bigotry.
Yes, the Republican nominee in this year's governor's race wants to outlaw consensual anal and oral sex for straight and gay people. He's an equal opportunity sodomy-is-so-icky-that-it-must-be-criminalized-er.
Just one more example of a "small government" conservative poking his intrusive conservative nose into our private lives when it suits conservative him.
He apparently thinks banning sodomy is SO IMPORTANT and SO URGENT that he just HAD TO DO SOMETHING or he'd just burst! Or maybe his imaginary supporters would.
His opponent, Terry McAuliffe, called out Cuccinelli's little petition this way:
"This is just another example of Ken Cuccinelli ignoring the economy and instead focusing on his divisive ideological agenda," McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a statement to TPM.