Well, this should be a popular opinion.
Current Virginia Attorney General and Gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli II wants to outlaw oral and anal sex in his state...under the pretense of protecting children. In fact, it's a plank of his campaign platform. You can check out the very high tech website his campaign team has created, with the words, "KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!" splashed across roughly one third of the homepage.
Cuccinelli claims the Crimes Against Nature Law he wants to restore is "only applied to sodomy committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public." However, the law has already been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, because it does govern what consenting adults can do in the privacy of their own homes.
The law states, "If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony."
Bottom line: Cuccinelli is waging an unconstitutional crusade against homosexuality. In fact, he seems a bit obsessed. "My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong," he told a newspaper in 2009, "They’re intrinsically wrong."
Thankfully, his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, isn't letting Cuccinelli's bigotry go unnoticed.
"Everyone supports strong laws to protect children and, like most Virginians, Terry believes our laws should be updated to both conform with court rulings and allow prosecution of predators," McAuliffe's spokesman said. "As he admitted as recently as 2009, Ken Cuccinelli is one of the only elected officials in America who believes that being gay should result in criminal prosecution and jail time. Cuccinelli's refusal to support a mainstream legislative update to Virginia laws reflects his extreme agenda and uncompromising approach."
In other Cuccinelli news, the Attorney General was also just found not guilty of criminal wrongdoing for failing to promptly report thousands of dollars in personal gifts he had received. (He had despite omitted more than $13,000 worth of gifts — including private jet flights and free vacation lodgings — from his required state disclosure forms for four years.) What a stand up guy.