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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   You can't have sex in Georgia unless you're married   ( accessatlanta.com) divider line
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2002-10-15 02:26:23 PM  
What if you're immediate family?
2002-10-15 03:23:32 PM  
I'm married. Do I have to be married to the person I'm having sex with?
2002-10-15 03:26:04 PM  
So is this why gay Georgians want "gay marriage" legalized- so they can finally have sex?
2002-10-15 04:02:57 PM  
Can they arrest and fine all single mothers that have never been married?
2002-10-15 05:20:42 PM  
sentenced in Juvenile Court to pay a fine and write an essay.

"What I Did On My Summer Vacation"
2002-10-15 07:32:38 PM  
Hate to play the poopsie pants, but these law funnies are getting old.
2002-10-15 07:34:02 PM  
2002-10-15 07:35:43 PM  
Sure you can, less'n you're stupid or something.
2002-10-15 07:35:45 PM  
WOW! Sure am glad I got married 6 months before I moved to Atlanta...
2002-10-15 07:36:12 PM  
Reason Number 8946 not to go to the South.
2002-10-15 07:36:20 PM  
I had sex in Georgia, but I was a tourist. Does that count?

Haha, I'm just kidding, I've never been to Georgia, thank God!
2002-10-15 07:36:31 PM  
where married = blood related
2002-10-15 07:36:41 PM  
And to make things worse, you are only allowed to kill kittens with your left hand ...
2002-10-15 07:37:05 PM  
In Georgia, know what they call the perspiration that forms on people's bodies during sex?

Relative humidity.
2002-10-15 07:37:32 PM  
laws were made to be broken

Biggs: No, they can't. Ex post facto laws cannot be passed as stated by the constitution.

so technically, this law can't exist
2002-10-15 07:39:14 PM  
I can't have sex anyway. When I was 14 my testicles were run over by a lawn mower.
2002-10-15 07:40:56 PM  
I think I need to change my name to include Georgia.
2002-10-15 07:41:44 PM  
In other news:

Georgia passed a law today allowing people to marry sheep.
2002-10-15 07:42:04 PM  
What a cool kid. Fight the power, brother.
2002-10-15 07:42:20 PM  
Enntee: All I have to say to that is 'ouch'.
2002-10-15 07:42:24 PM  
"The boy's appeal is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is relying on the state Supreme Court's decision in 1998 to overturn the state's sodomy law on privacy grounds."

So if he farked her in the a$$ it would be legal right?
2002-10-15 07:42:30 PM  
Another case of "can not" verses "may not".
2002-10-15 07:43:34 PM  
The boy, identified in court papers as J.M., was sentenced in Juvenile Court to pay a fine and write an essay.

Here's part of that essay:

"...the most important thing is the butt. I love butts. Sometimes I just stare at my girlfriends butt, and talk to it like it's another person. She loves it when I slap her on the ass..."
2002-10-15 07:44:21 PM  
So THAT'S why I never got laid in Atlanta. Yeah, I'm going with that one. Thanks!
2002-10-15 07:46:44 PM  
What if you're immediate family?

Insert favorite "southerner" joke here...
2002-10-15 07:46:46 PM  
Reasons why each state should be able to outlaw this if they want to:

1. People who live in that state have to vote on it for it to become a law.
2. The tenth amendment says so.
3. If you don't like it, you can move.

That said, this is a completely asinine law. I'm kind of half-hoping the ACLU gets it's way on this one. But the "this, that, & the-other is unconstitutional" gambit has gotten really, really, REALLY old. If I'm the judge, I want the ACLU to pretty much crack open a Constitution and show me where it says "you can't make sex illegal" in big black letters...or I'm throwing them out.

Let them tear down laws the old-fashioned way: by stuffing ballot boxes.
2002-10-15 07:47:15 PM  
As many have implied... doesn't mean you don't.

Might apply to me though. What a depressing life =[
2002-10-15 07:47:53 PM  
As recently as 1990, these states had laws against heterosexual fellatio, cunnilingus, anal sex and the use of dildos: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
2002-10-15 07:47:53 PM  
Beware of the domestic religious fundies.

Did that article send anyone else's browser into a seemingly infinite loop of popup spawns? I had to Ctl-Alt-Backspace.

Linux Nation
2002-10-15 07:47:53 PM  
Is there any way we can blame this on the Mormons?
2002-10-15 07:48:43 PM  
I have lived in either Tennessee or Georgia all my life. I think I have broken the law every single time I've ever had sex.

At least oral sex is legal now. Unless you're gay. Or single.
2002-10-15 07:49:16 PM  
WaltFlanagansDog should move to Georgia-- at least then he'd have an excuse!
2002-10-15 07:49:51 PM  
man if I lived I'd so be in trouble
2002-10-15 07:51:12 PM  
HOLD IT...! Who do the hookers do...?
2002-10-15 07:52:23 PM  
Why did the mom turn them in, anyways?
2002-10-15 07:52:52 PM  
10-15-02 07:49:51 PM Bearinews
man if I lived I'd so be in trouble

So you're talking to us from beyond the grave?
2002-10-15 07:53:05 PM  
Hookers do married men. That makes it legal.
2002-10-15 07:53:33 PM  
I'm tempted to make some derogatory comment about the land of the free and the home of the brave, but I won't.
2002-10-15 07:56:21 PM  
the aclu is basing it's case on the 1998 ruling that has a key word in it: adult ... I actually cut and pasted that word to be sure it was right. of course it may be that in georgia 16 is an adult so far as sex goes.
2002-10-15 07:56:40 PM  
I'm blown away by the number of asshats who turn this into a Southern thing.

Does Georgia have a ridiculous law regarding sex on the books? Yes.

Do other states outside the South have ridiculous laws regarding sex? Absolutely (eg. see AbbyNormal's post above).

/sensitive Southern venting...
2002-10-15 07:58:07 PM  
Yeah, but it's fun to make fun of the south.

/Laughs thinking about rednecks
2002-10-15 07:58:10 PM  
Fine. I'll jes head to the library and masturbate then.
2002-10-15 08:00:09 PM  
welp.. won't be going to Georgia anytime soon :)
2002-10-15 08:00:26 PM  
The 16 year old guy was probably just being a smartass when he said "I'm gonna call the ACLU!"...lucky for him they'll take anything.

Actually, I'd be surprised if a 16-yr-old Georgian kid knew what the ACLU is.
2002-10-15 08:01:54 PM  
OrphanedWombat that's BRAVES you douche. as in atlanta braves...

enough out of me.
2002-10-15 08:02:17 PM  
I_Hate_Iowa -- it's not just fun, it's easy!

I guess it's legal if the hooker and the john are both married?!
2002-10-15 08:02:43 PM  
" of course it may be that in georgia 16 is an adult so far as sex goes."

Me and a friend of mine stayed with some high school girls when we went to see some shows in Atlanta. We found out from them the age of consent is 16 in Georgia if the other person is under 25 (I was 21 at the time, they were like 17); good times ensued. Guess I was breaking the law after all.

Oh yeah, and chicks in Georgia are FARKING HOT!
2002-10-15 08:02:58 PM  
Please remember that you can't play in Texas unless you have a fiddle in the band!!!!
2002-10-15 08:07:41 PM  
What I want to know is if the 16-year-old girl was also sentenced under the same ridiculous law. Why isn't that mentioned in the article?
2002-10-15 08:09:07 PM  
Once again, why would the mom turn either of them in?
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