Two citizens of Sandy Springs, Georgia are challenging a local ordinance that forbids the sale of sex toys to anyone without a “medical, scientific, educational, legislative, or law enforcement” purpose. But the arguments they’re using don’t go nearly far enough, in my view.
First businesses, now customers are suing the city of Sandy Springs over an ordinance that requires people to have a prescription, or a medical or scientific reason, to buy a sexual device.
Melissa Davenport and her attorney, Gerry Weber, filed the suit because they want the government out of the business of regulating private lives.
“(Some people) have this dirty mind about how people are going to use it. People really do need devices because they need it for health reasons and to have a healthy intimate life with their spouse,” Davenport said.
But what difference should it possibly make what anyone thinks someone else is doing with sex toys? It’s none of their goddamn business. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld a state ban on sex toys a few years ago, but a federal court overturned a similar law in Texas. I certainly hope they succeed in overturning this one.