This just in, snip from Xbiz:
In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Alabama statute banning the commercial distribution of sex toys, saying that there is no fundamental right to privacy raised by the plaintiff’s case against the law.
According to the statute, it is ‘unlawful for any person to knowingly distribute any obscene material or any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.’
Previously on BB:
Reader commment: Jason Gill says,
Considering that they narrowly worded the statute, do you think that
the law in Alabama allows for devices marketed as useful for the
stimulation of non-human animal genitals? Just slap a “Cats love it!
NOT FOR USE ON HUMAN GENITAL ORGANS” label on your Hello Kitty
Vibrator and you are in business.
The Alabama legislature must be a bunch of sick bestiality types to
let this sort of thing slip by, but I think that probably goes without
Devin Binger says,
I am certain that the bill specifies human genitals when banning sex
toys in order to avoid prohibiting devices for the collection of
animal semen for breeding. One such device was featured on Boing