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The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland. Legislation for such an sexlaws has been in the pipeline for some time, but has never been enacted. The group held a vigil to oppose new laws criminalising those who pay for sex.
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Men of Alexandria, Minnesota, be warned: It's against the law to have sex with your wife if your breath smells of garlic, onions, or sardines. Ladies, know your rights: The law mandates that your man must brush his teeth if you request it! File this one under "weirdly specific" laws: In Wisconsin, a man may not fire a gun while his partner is having an orgasm.
Welcome to the wussification of America! Talk about a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: In Washington, it's illegal to have sex with a virgin, even on the wedding night. In Hawaii, it's illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks -- which, correct me if I'm wrong, basically puts the entire cast of Hawaii Five-0 on the list of America's Most Wanted.
It may also explain all the leis. This is still better than the law of the land in Kentucky, however. In the Bluegrass State, a lady may not wear a bathing suit on a highway unless she's escorted by at least two police officers … and armed with a club. In Ames, Iowa, it's illegal for husbands to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with their wives. In a related story, the inventor of the wide-mouthed beer can may have been a husband from Ames, Iowa.
An asbestos one we presume. Apparently it's OK for woman. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. Not being the most organised of people, she failed to meet all the conditions, such as checking in regularly with her probation officer. For a series of technical violations, she was incarcerated for more than a year, in the county jail, the state women's prison and a boot camp.
She finished her probation in But her ordeal continues. Georgia puts sex offenders on a public registry. The website does not explain what she actually did. She sees people whispering, and parents pulling their children indoors when she walks by. The registry is a gold mine for lazy journalists. A local television station featured Ms Whitaker in a spot on local sex offenders, broadcasting a helpful map showing where she lives but leaving the specifics of the crime to each viewer's fearful imagination.
What Ms Whitaker did is no longer a crime in Georgia. The state's sodomy laws, which in barred oral sex even between willing spouses, were struck down by court rulings in and The Romeo and Juliet clause was not retroactive, however, so Ms Whitaker is stuck on the register, and subject to extraordinary restrictions.
Registered sex offenders in Georgia are barred from living within 1, feet of anywhere children may congregate, such as a school, a park, a library, or a swimming pool. They are also banned from working within 1, feet of a school or a child-care centre. Since the church at the end of Ms Whitaker's street houses a child-care centre, she was evicted from her home. Her husband, who worked for the county dog-catching department, moved with her, lost his job and with it their health insurance.
Thanks to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Centre for Human Rights, a group that campaigns against rough justice, Ms Whitaker won an injunction allowing her to return home. But her husband did not get his job back, and now works as a labourer. The two of them are struggling financially. And Ms Whitaker is still fighting to get her name removed from the registry.
Every American state keeps a register of sex offenders. California has had one since , but most states started theirs in the s.
Many people assume that anyone listed on a sex-offender registry must be a rapist or a child molester. But most states spread the net much more widely. A report by Sarah Tofte of Human Rights Watch, a pressure group, found that at least five states required men to register if they were caught visiting prostitutes.
At least 13 required it for urinating in public in two of which, only if a child was present. No fewer than 29 states required registration for teenagers who had consensual sex with another teenager. And 32 states registered flashers and streakers. Because so many offences require registration, the number of registered sex offenders in America has exploded.
As of December last year, there were , of them, according to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. If they were all crammed into a single state, it would be more populous than Wyoming, Vermont or North Dakota. As a share of its population, America registers more than four times as many people as Britain, which is unusually harsh on sex offenders. America's registers keep swelling, not least because in 17 states, registration is for life.
Georgia has more than 17, registered sex offenders. Some are highly dangerous. But many are not. And it is fiendishly hard for anyone browsing the registry to tell the one from the other. The board recommended that the first group be allowed to live and work wherever they liked. The second group could reasonably be barred from living or working in certain places, said the board, and the third group should be subject to tight restrictions and a lifetime of monitoring.
When not in jail, predators must wear ankle bracelets that track where they are. Despite the board's findings, non-violent offenders remain listed and subject to a giant cobweb of controls. One rule, championed by Georgia's House majority leader, banned them from living within 1, feet of a school bus stop.
This proved unworkable. Thomas Brown, the sheriff of DeKalb county near Atlanta, mapped the bus stops in his patch and realised that he would have to evict all of the sex offenders living there. Other than the bottom of a lake or the middle of a forest, there was hardly anywhere in Georgia for them to live legally. In the end Georgia's courts stepped in and suspended the bus-stop rule, along with another barring sex offenders from volunteering in churches.
But most other restrictions remain. Sex-offender registries are popular. Rape and child molestation are terrible crimes that can traumatise their victims for life. All parents want to protect their children from sexual predators, so politicians can nearly always win votes by promising curbs on them.
Those who object can be called soft on child-molesters, a label most politicians would rather avoid. This creates a ratchet effect. Every lawmaker who wants to sound tough on sex offenders has to propose a law tougher than the one enacted by the last politician who wanted to sound tough on sex offenders.
So laws get harsher and harsher. But that does not necessarily mean they get better. If there are thousands of offenders on a registry, it is harder to keep track of the most dangerous ones.