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Electric_Banana On about 16 hours ago




, New Zealand
#1New Post! Dec 10, 2011 @ 22:53:10
For it protects everyone from the countless number of really stupid laws.

Someone made passing suggestion that sodomy is illegal in their state.

But I stopped and thought - how would anyone be able to catch anyone in the act?

Me and the big bootied bimbo that I brought back from the bar could just blame all the noise last night on having Animal Planet turned up too loud.
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#2New Post! Dec 10, 2011 @ 23:55:42
@Electric_Banana Said

For it protects everyone from the countless number of really stupid laws.

Someone made passing suggestion that sodomy is illegal in their state.

But I stopped and thought - how would anyone be able to catch anyone in the act?

Me and the big bootied bimbo that I brought back from the bar could just blame all the noise last night on having Animal Planet turned up too loud.



Lawrence v. Texas held that sodomy laws are unconstitutional wherein one has an expectation of privacy.

A state may have archaic laws on their books that forbid sodomy but they really can't enforce them.

Also nowhere in the constitution is a right to privacy even mentioned, but rather we get such a right from the law refers to as "the prenumbras" of our other constitutional rights.

Basically a good rule of thumb concerning privacy is that one has the right to privacy only when a "reasonable person ought to have a reasonable expectation to privacy.

Which is doublespeak for whenever there's a possibility that you might be seen by the general public, then you can no longer claim a right of privacy. To put this in practical terms, one can't go to a park and run around naked, then claim a right to privacy, because there's a good chance that someone from the public will see you. You can't even run around naked in your own home with the shades fully drawn and the windows open because again there's no expectation to privacy and someone from the general public might spot you even in your own home.

There's been quite a few SCOTUS cases covering the right to privacy and it gets really convoluted whenever you start talking about phone conversations, vehicle searches, and possible aerial survillence. Good reading material.
Electric_Banana On about 16 hours ago




, New Zealand
#3New Post! Dec 11, 2011 @ 03:27:21
@CausaMortis Said

Lawrence v. Texas held that sodomy laws are unconstitutional wherein one has an expectation of privacy.

A state may have archaic laws on their books that forbid sodomy but they really can't enforce them.

Also nowhere in the constitution is a right to privacy even mentioned, but rather we get such a right from the law refers to as "the prenumbras" of our other constitutional rights.

Basically a good rule of thumb concerning privacy is that one has the right to privacy only when a "reasonable person ought to have a reasonable expectation to privacy.

Which is doublespeak for whenever there's a possibility that you might be seen by the general public, then you can no longer claim a right of privacy. To put this in practical terms, one can't go to a park and run around naked, then claim a right to privacy, because there's a good chance that someone from the public will see you. You can't even run around naked in your own home with the shades fully drawn and the windows open because again there's no expectation to privacy and someone from the general public might spot you even in your own home.

There's been quite a few SCOTUS cases covering the right to privacy and it gets really convoluted whenever you start talking about phone conversations, vehicle searches, and possible aerial survillence. Good reading material.



It's reasonable to discourage lewd things from taking place in public view.

But if I had some one knock on the door and say "We want to talk to you about something your neighbor claimed they saw you do while they were standing there watching you through your window." Some one is going to get sued.

I mean obviously if school children are passing by and I'm diddling myself in my front window that's one thing but if I'm not getting my freak on directly up against my bedroom window there should be no issue.

I keep the curtains drawn anyway.
Eaglebauer On July 23, 2019
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Saint Louis, Missouri
#4New Post! Dec 11, 2011 @ 03:37:18
@Electric_Banana Said

It's reasonable to discourage lewd things from taking place in public view.

But if I had some one knock on the door and say "We want to talk to you about something your neighbor claimed they saw you do while they were standing there watching you through your window." Some one is going to get sued.

I mean obviously if school children are passing by and I'm diddling myself in my front window that's one thing but if I'm not getting my freak on directly up against my bedroom window there should be no issue.

I keep the curtains drawn anyway.



I agree.

I think in some cases, and I'm speaking without any research into the matter so I may be totally wrong on this, but it seems in some cases sodomy laws were put into place to make homosexual sex acts criminal.

For me it comes down to:

If you're doing something that feels good, and no one who doesn't want to see it has to see it...and no one is getting hurt...where's the problem?
Electric_Banana On about 16 hours ago




, New Zealand
#5New Post! Dec 11, 2011 @ 03:46:36
@Eaglebauer Said

I agree.

I think in some cases, and I'm speaking without any research into the matter so I may be totally wrong on this, but it seems in some cases sodomy laws were put into place to make homosexual sex acts criminal.

For me it comes down to:

If you're doing something that feels good, and no one who doesn't want to see it has to see it...and no one is getting hurt...where's the problem?



Erm...I should point out that I'm not screwing anyone in the butt personally.

I saw that comment though and realized there are a few laws in place both back in the States and over here that would impossible for anyone to prove they witnessed without admitting that they were doing the creepy thing and spying on the suspects.
Eaglebauer On July 23, 2019
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Saint Louis, Missouri
#6New Post! Dec 11, 2011 @ 03:50:18
@Electric_Banana Said

Erm...I should point out that I'm not screwing anyone in the butt personally.


Well that's the beauty of it...even if you were, it wouldn't be anyone's business but yours. And of course the owner of the butt.
Fritzy On April 15, 2013




Jeffrey Dahmer's Lunchbox,
#7New Post! Dec 11, 2011 @ 04:39:50
This is crazy. I'm a 28-year-old man, I should be able to eat a chicken sandwich if I want.
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