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Sex in a Cubicle Private?

Some readers might be familiar with the Hansard debates that accompanied the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in which the privacy of a cubicle was discussed. Well the USA may be about to have a similar discussion after the ACLU stepped in to ‘help’ Sen. Larry Craig (he of airport toilets fame).

The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms “have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

That means the state cannot prove Craig was inviting an undercover officer to have sex in public, the ACLU wrote.

Read the full story at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_re_us/craig_appeal

Read some earlier posts on the Larry Craig story: http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2007/09/aclu-steps-into-craig-saga-are-sting.html

http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2007/09/more-on-senator-craig.html

http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2007/09/even-more-on-craig.html

http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2007/09/senator-craig-story-led-to-whole-series.html

http://lawandsexuality.blogspot.com/2007/09/republicans-in-toilets.html
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This entry was posted on January 18, 2008 by in ACLU, Law, PSEs, Sex, USA.

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