Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The Dark Ages

Hard News today also mentioned that two Texans are challenging their state's law against "homosexual conduct". Laws regulating what consenting adults do in their own bedroom are as basic an affront to people's freedom as you can get, and that's one place the State definitely shouldn't be intruding. I'm just shocked that any purportedly modern jurisdiction could still have such a law on the books. Then again, it took Alabama until 2000 to repeal its constitutional clause banning interracial marriage...

(OK, so NZ only decriminalised homosexuality in 1986, but that's practically the dark ages as far as NZ is concerned anyway. Why, we still had state-owned utilities then...)