Republican gubernatorial nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, has been fighting to make sodomy illegal in Virginia for quite some time now. On Monday, the US Supreme Court officially denied an appeal of the anti-sodomy law.
Cuccinelli’s “crime against natures” law has made him unfavorable amongst many people because of his extreme stance towards these issues. He has been broadcasting his views on these issues throughout the whole race and Cuccinelli’s strong opinion has been highlighting Terry McAuliffe (D) in a good way, as some people might put it.
Cuccinelli’s reasoning behind the law is that it would stop child predators and pedophiles. He said the law, “is not — and cannot be — used against consenting adults acting in private.” This sodomy law was once in affect in 2003 but as of March of this year, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional and it was reversed. Cuccinelli is trying his hardest to re-ban it.
On the other hand, McAuliffe and his team see this as Cuccinelli’s way to stop homosexuals from having sex. In 2009, the Attorney General was quoted as saying, “[H]omosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that.”
After McAuliffe accused Cuccinelli of furthering his extreme agenda, Cuccinelli came back at him and accused him of “playing politics instead of protecting our children.”