Bill Cosby's Moralizing Comes Back to Haunt Him
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Bill Cosby's Moralizing Comes Back to Haunt Him

By Edward McAllister and Jill Serjeant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s forthright views on black parenting came back to haunt him this week when a U.S. judge called the comedian a “public moralist” who had lost the right of personal privacy in a 2005 civil sexual assault case.

The career of the once beloved comedian from …

Bestiality Closer to Being a Crime in Alabama
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Bestiality Closer to Being a Crime in Alabama

You would think that a sexually regressive state as Alabama would have had a handle on this one a long time ago.  Well, have no fear, bestiality will soon join the ranks of Alabama’s illegal sex activities, like selling and purchasing sex toys.

Senate Bill 151, sponsored by State Sen. Tom Whatley, would criminalize human/animal sexual …

‘Revenge Porn’ Purveyor Hunter Moore Indicted By FBI
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‘Revenge Porn’ Purveyor Hunter Moore Indicted By FBI

‘Revenge porn’ purveyor Hunter Moore indicted by FBI (via Raw Story )

27-year-old “revenge porn” distributor Hunter Moore was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials on Thursday and indicted on charges of conspiring to hack into hundreds of victims’ email accounts to gather content for his activities…

Outrage, Concern over Nigeria Anti-Gay Marriage Law
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Outrage, Concern over Nigeria Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Outrage, concern over Nigeria anti-gay marriage law (via AFP)

Nigeria on Monday provoked international outrage after President Goodluck Jonathan ratified a controversial bill outlawing gay marriage and same-sex unions under threat of imprisonment. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was “deeply…

VA State Senator Proposes Bill To Outlaw Teenage Oral Sex
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VA State Senator Proposes Bill To Outlaw Teenage Oral Sex

Garret with Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia AG and original author of the “crimes against nature” bill.

Virginia GOP state senator Thomas Garret is currently pushing a bill that would make oral and anal sex between consenting teens (15 to 17 years old) a class 6 felony, and punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

The …

US Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Gay Marriage in Utah
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US Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Gay Marriage in Utah

US Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Utah (via AFP)

The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked gay marriages in Utah pending the western state’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage. Utah had filed an emergency request to stay the judge’s ruling, which struck down as…

Britain's Government Legislated Porn Filters are One Great Big FAIL
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Britain's Government Legislated Porn Filters are One Great Big FAIL

UK Porn Filter Blocks Porn Filter Advocate Claire Perry’s Website (via Techdirt)

The warnings were there from the very beginning. Installing any sort of internet filtering is doomed to fail. First, it’s often easily circumvented. Second, it’s never as accurate as its proponents claim it will be. Filtering overblocks, sealing off…

Canada's Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Prostituion Laws
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Canada's Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Prostituion Laws

Canada’s Supreme Court voted 9-0 to overturn the country’s anti-prostitution laws citing constitutional concerns, specifically, infringing on the basic rights of safety and security of its citizens.  Chief Justice McLachlin wrote: “Parliament has the power to regulate against nuisances, but not at the cost of the health, safety and lives of prostitutes.

The court ruling struck …

Revenge Porn Outlawed in California
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Revenge Porn Outlawed in California

Revenge Porn Outlawed in California.

California becomes the second state (after New Jersey) to outlaw revenge porn.  Posting identifiable pics and videos of exes is now punishable by possible jail time, a fine or both.