The Probing Question
I've been known to have a question or two for various government officials. But nothing this...ahem...probing:
And the fact is, Alabama's legislators have made it a crime to sell marital aids like dildos:
Sell "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs" and risk a $10,000 fine and a year in jail. A Southern jail.
But selling sexual devices "for a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose" is permissible.
Wait. Let's stop right there. While it strikes me as more than a little ridiculous (and in my view unconstitutional) to criminalize dildos and other sex toys, what on earth is going on with this exemption for judicial or law enforcement purposes? I mean, why should judges and cops be allowed to play around with these things while ordinary citizens have to get by without them?
I, for one, should like to know.