Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a federal appeals court has overturned the ban on selling sex toys in the state of Texas.
Seems like there ought to be some sizable niche markets in Texas. I’m imagining a vibrating longhorn? Real Dolls dressed as Dallas cheerleaders? Or for BDSM cowboys and cowgirls, perhaps some rope to lasso your filly or stallion?
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals followed the reasoning in Lawrence v. Texas, which held state prohibitions of homosexuality to be unconstitutional. What people do consensually in the privacy of their own home, the judges wrote in their opinion, is not a matter of public morality and thus outside the scope of the law.
One of the two remaining states with similar bans is Mississippi, whose law was presumably invalidated by yesterday’s ruling because it’s within the 5th Circuit – unlike Alabama, whose sex-toy ban is also being contested in the courts.
As one of my students said in class today (with much glee and dry wit): Happy vajayjay day! Indeed it is, for the gals in Texas.