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Sex With Animals versus Gay Marriage

Which is worse: 1. Having sex with horses and other animals? or 2. Marrying gay people?

Seems like a pretty easy question right? Well many states seem to have a strange slant on this question.

A little over a year ago a Seattle man was found dead after attempting to have sex with a horse. You think thats strange? Well yeah it is. But the even stranger thing is that in the state of Washington having sex with animals is completely legal. Sergeant John Urquhart commenting on the event stated, "Deputies don't believe a crime occurred because bestiality is not illegal in Washington state and the horse was uninjured" (1). Urquhart went on to state that, "because investigators found chickens, goats and sheep on the property, they are looking into whether animal cruelty — which is a crime — was committed by having sex with these smaller, weaker animals" (1). So essentially Washington state laws allow for people to have sex with animals, as long as the animal goes uninjured. After the incident Bob Reder of the Seattle Humane Society noted that only thirty three states ban sex with animals, meaning seventeen states in our country allow sex with animals (1).

Now approximately a year after the above case the Washington State Supreme Court upheld a ban on gay marriage in the state (2). So the state of Washington currently has a ban on gay marriage, as do many states now, but they allow people to have sex with animals.

So from here we can take the next step, conservative groups in the state of Washington fought hard to ban gay marriage, as did conservative groups in states across the country. Yet seventeen states still allow sex with animals, umm its just me but maybe if they are really trying to uphold good morals like they argue they should spend their time making sure that no one has sex with Seabiscuit, instead of worrying if gay people get married.

1. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002382718_horse15m.html

2. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/278896_samesex26ww.html

Posted by Richard Rhodes at September 27, 2006 9:36 PM