In a disturbing news report today gay persecution is continuing in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
With police creating sting operations to arrest gay men for “crimes against nature”, gay men who agree to consensual sex with undercover police officers are being arrested despite the law being struck down by the Supreme Court in 2003.
There is an anti-sodomy law on the books in Louisiana, which forbids “unnatural carnal copulation by a human being” and “solicitation by a human being of another with the intent to engage in any unnatural carnal copulation”.
But the “crimes against nature” law was struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2003, in a ruling which made sexual activity between members of the same sex legal in every state.
For this reason, District Attorney Hillar Moore has refused to prosecute any of the men arrested in Baton Rouge.
Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, defended the continued application of the unconstitutional law.
“This is a law that is currently on the Louisiana books, and the sheriff is charged with enforcing the laws passed by our Louisiana Legislature,” Ms Hicks said.
Is it any wonder that multiple studies have shown gay men were twice as likely to suffer with anxiety and depression.