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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

ACLU Fights Nevada's 'Crime Against Nature' Statute Banning Consensual Sex Between Gay Teens


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced plans this week to fight a discriminatory Nevada statute that bans consensual sex between gay teens, but not straight teens.

The Nevada chapter of the ACLU, as well as the National ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and AIDS Project, officially challenged the law in federal suit filed Tuesday, according to Courthouse News Service.

The state's so-called “infamous crime against nature” statute essentially creates a double standard based solely on sexual orientation, argued the ACLU in a press release. Though the age of sexual consent in Nevada is 16, the statute forbids sex between gay teens who are above the age of consent but under 18.

“This law violates Equal Protection guarantees under any standard of review,” observed Staci Pratt, legal director for the ACLU of Nevada, per the group's release. .....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/crime-against-nature-statute-nevada-aclu_n_3015565.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037



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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:48 PM

1. Good for the ACLU

I could just cry for the ruined or damaged young lives this no doubt has already caused

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:59 PM

2. Ah, yes more double standards

repeal this outdated asinine law already.

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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 04:00 PM

3. FINALLY! K&R!

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