Cupid has a sense of humor... or, at least, Justice Thomas Reavley does, because the day before Valentine's Day he overturned the ban on the sale of sex toys in Texas.
A federal appeals court has struck down a Texas law that makes it a crime to promote or sell sex toys.
"Whatever one might think or believe about the use of these devices," said an opinion written by Justice Thomas M. Reavley of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, "government interference with their personal and private use violates the Constitution."
Under Texas law it is illegal to sell, advertise, give or lend obscene devices, defined as a device used primarily for sexual stimulation. Anyone in possession of six or more sexual devices is considered to be promoting them. (Statesman)
Although the law was seldom enforced, and many of us... er, you... already have a shoebox or dresser drawer full of them, go ahead and use this special day of love to celebrate the tearing down of this pervert oppression law!!!
So rise up and arm yourselves like toy soldiers! Just be careful. Don't get overzealous and use too many contraptions at once. But, hey, what the heck... since it's Valentine's Day, melt some chocolate and have a super-freaky fondue party! Dip it, drip it, lick it! ... IT'S ON!