Thursday, March 19, 2009

Florida Says No to Bestiality

Advocate story here.

Gays and lesbians can’t adopt in the state of Florida. Transgender people are being branded as sexual deviants and will likely soon be barred from using bathrooms appropriate to the sex they identify with. And now, Florida’s state senate agriculture committee has finally taken a small step into the 21st century and voted unanimously to charge anyone who has sex with animals with a third-degree felony, according to the Miami Herald.

Florida was one of 16 states with no official law on the books banning bestiality.

"There's a tremendous correlation between sexually deviant behavior and crimes against children and crimes against animals," Sen. Nan Rich, a Democrat from Sunrise, told the Miami Herald. "This is long overdue. These are heinous crimes. And people belong in jail."

The bill is likely to pass later this year.

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