Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee for governor, wants to reinstate Virginia’s "Crimes Against Nature Law," which bans oral sex and anal sex by consenting adults.
The law was aimed at homosexuals, but also banned married couples from engaging in oral or anal sex. However, the law was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on March 12, noted The Washington Post.
Now, Cuccinelli is trying to paint his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe as being soft on protecting children because he won't support the unconstitutional law, which mentions prosecuting adult sex predators of children in the second half of the text.
Cuccinelli's new website VaChildPredators.com paints the law as soley protecting children from adult sexual predators.
At the bottom of the website, Cuccinelli warns: "If the Supreme Court doesn’t overturn the Fourth Circuit’s decision, 90 sexual predators in Virginia – most of them child sex predators – may be eligible to have their names removed from Virginia’s sex offender registry."
"This case is about using current law to protect a minor girl from a 47 year-old repeat sexual predator. The law is only applied to sodomy committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public. In fact, contrary to misinformation peddled by Terry McAuliffe and his liberal allies against the defenders of this law, the law is not – and cannot be – used against consenting adults acting in private."
However, the Crimes Against Nature law says: "A. 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, except as provided in subsection B."
Subsection B refers to sex crimes and minors.
Cuccinelli opposed changing the law in 2004 so that it did not affect consenting adults, when he served in the Virginia State Senate, notes The Washington Post.
Cuccinelli admitted he opposed "homosexual acts" during a 2009 interview with The Virginian-Pilot: “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that..."
"They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”