Last week,on a sister blog, we posted about legislation being passed in Florida for the purpose of outlawing sex with animals. It now appears that the wording of the legislation they passed may have just made it illegal to have sex at all, animal or not.
Here’s the wording:
An act relating to sexual activities involving animals; creating s. 828.126, F.S.; providing definitions; prohibiting knowing sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal; prohibiting specified related activities; providing penalties; providing that the act does not apply to certain husbandry, conformation judging, and veterinary practices; providing an effective date.
The problem, as eloquently described by the folks at Southern Fried Science, is that humans are animals.
Yup, us human beasties are right smack dab in the middle of the Animalia classification. So technically, no one on Florida can legally have sex.
Of course, Twitter has been all… well… a-Twitter about the development. Here’s my vote for the most pragmatic tweet:
Needless to say, this could be bad for Florida. Good thing it happened after Spring Break. And since the winter is mostly older folks escaping the snow, it may not have as big an impact.
This is what happens when you start horsing around with the law. People will follow like sheep, until someone screws the pooch and then everyone looks around for who they can make the goat. I don’t want to sound like a pig or come off catty, but this legislation is for the birds…
p.s. – It’s only a misdemeanor. Maybe they were just figuring out a way to write more tickets. They need the revenue.