Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sex Toy Case, Sales Effectively Banned in Alabama
Expect an upswing in the number of vibrators and dildos shipped into Alabama. Via AP reports, “The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Alabama’s ban on the sale of sex toys, ending a nine-year legal battle and sending a warning to store owners to clean off their shelves.”
An injunction had been in place to keep the law from being enforced, but the Alabama Attorney General is now expected to ask that the injunction be lifted, thereby banning the distribution of “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs for anything of pecuniary value.”
According to the piece, “The law does not ban the possession of sex toys, and it doesn’t regulate other items, including condoms or virility drugs. Residents may legally purchase sex toys out of state for use in Alabama, or they may buy sexual devices in Alabama that have a ‘bona fide medical’ purpose.” Right, because we really need to go back to those days when vibrators were considered a cure for hysteria, and being sexually unsatisfied was seen as something wrong with a woman.
Sherri Williams, owner of Pleasures stores, responded, “My motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give up.”
Who wants to ship the Alabama Attorney General a “device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs?”