In his article explaining an Italian court’s treatment of divorce, CockleBur contributor Dan Ortiz said, “Courts often don’t get sex. We know that.”
How do we know that? We know because courts continue to spew forth rulings that obfuscate rather than illuminate the government’s constitutional role in policing our bedrooms.
I talk to people of all different walks—from the most liberal lawyers to the most conservative members of my Bible study group. When I tell people about this case and how the state sentenced a man to three years in prison for committing oral sex, the response is always the same: “They still do that?” The second response quickly follows: “And why would they do that?” People intuitively understand that government simply does not belong in the bedroom, unless its extreme cases like rape or incest. While citizens get it, regrettably courts always do not.