First Comes Gay Marriage then Comes Bestiality in Massachusetts

Thu Nov 17, 2005 - 12:15 pm EST

By Hilary White

BOSTON, November 17, 2005 ( - Four legislators in Massachusetts are quickly following up on their success at legalizing homosexual unions by pushing for softening laws against other forms of sexual deviance. They have introduced a bill that proposes to reduce the penalties associated with the state’s criminal prohibition on sex acts with animals.

The four Democrat legislators, Cynthia S. Creem, Robert A. O’Leary, Michael E. Festa, David P. Linsky, are all vocal supporters of abortion, homosexual unions, and are all endorsed by all three of Massachusetts’ gay lobby groups.

Family lobbyists opposed to the redefinition of marriage were frequently ridiculed for their warnings that dissolving the natural basis of marriage in law would end with legalizing and normalizing a host of sexual perversions including polygamy, incest and bestiality.

Indeed, the media has quickly picked up on the trend of acceptance for any and all sorts of conditions that before the 1960’s sexual revolution and the politicizing of the psychiatric profession, were universally recognized as serious psychological disorders. New terminology has been established, calling those persons interested in having sexual relations with animals, “zoophiles” or “zoo’s” for short, and a campaign has been discretely underway for some time to reduce the public “stigma” against “zoo’s.”

The bill would amend the Massachusetts penal code to give judges the option of imposing only a fine or an eighteen-month sentence in local jails for those convicted. It reads, “Whoever commits a sexual act on an animal shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”Â

The bill would also amend the penal code to de-criminalize adultery, fornication and the advertisement of abortion.

By calling the bill, “An Act Relative to Archaic Crimes,” its sponsors have revealed their bias which assumes that traditional sexual morality is “archaic” and no longer relevant to modern society, an allegation that many family groups and legislators oppose.

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