Ken Cuccinelli Loses Bid to Re-Ban Sodomy

What Women Really Think
Oct. 8 2013 4:03 PM

Ken Cuccinelli Loses Bid to Re-Ban Sodomy

179607945
Fun-loving Ken Cuccinelli

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Perverts rejoice! And by "perverts," I mean pretty much all of you, at least according to national statisticsKen Cuccinelli lost the final round in his attempts to get the state of Virginia to ban all the oral and anal sex you've been having. As attorney general of Virginia, Cuccinelli—now the Republican nominee for governor in the state—tried to reinstate a law banning oral and anal sex, even though such laws were found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2003. On Monday, the Supreme Court politely denied his petition to hear a case to reinstate the law. They did not tell him where he could shove his request, but no matter what orifice he chooses, it remains legal in the state of Virginia. 

Cuccinelli may be an anti-sex fanatic, but he is not a total idiot. He's seen charts like this one from the CDC that shows where the voters stand on the "is oral sex cool?" issue. 

That's why he insistently explained that his only intention with this law was to prosecute grown adults who have sex with young people between the age 16 (the age of consent in Virginia) and some undetermined age but he'd like you to believe it's 18. Unfortunately for Cuccinelli, a lot of people find him untrustworthy when it comes to his claims that he's cool with that sex stuff you people are having, due a number of indications from his past that he really is not. That, and Cuccinelli killed an attempt to rewrite the law so that consenting adults would be exempt. 

Cuccinelli is falling behind in the polls. His opponent, Terry McAuliffe, is up 24 points with female voters. Cuccinelli is still ahead with male voters, causing one to wonder why male voters in Virginia are so cavalier about their right to go downtown if they want to. 

Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based writer and DoubleX contributor. She also writes regularly for the Daily Beast, AlterNet, and USA Today. Follow her on Twitter.

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
  Life
Outward
Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PM Why Can’t the Census Count Gay Couples Accurately?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 9:17 PM Trent Reznor’s Gone Girl Soundtrack Sounds Like an Eerie, Innovative Success
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PM Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.