Alabama Ban On Sex Toys Struck Down As Unconstitutional. An Alabama law banning the sale of sex toys was struck down by a federal judge as a violation of the right to privacy.
State set to enforce ban on sex toys, Huntsville Times Oct 2, 2007 ^ a b c Lyman, Brian. Ban on sex toys targeted. Mobile Register, Dec. 7, 2007 ^ a b c High court declines to review Alabama's sex-toys ban Archived 2009-09-24 at the Wayback Machine USA Today, February 22, 2005.
In Alabama, you can sell guns on any street corner but you can’t sell sex toys. That’s right. Alabama is a vibrator-free state!
Is the selling of sex toys a violation of the constitution or of your sexual privacy? A Federal Appeals Court upheld an Alabama law that bans the sale of sex toys. The ruling was made public today.
Alabama is the only one where sex toys are prohibited, and the reason for that is the law from the end of the 20th century, which is banning the sale of adult toys. What makes this law confusing is that you can still own one, but sex shops are now allowed in the state.
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.
The law is unenforcible and silly because a sex toy could be made out of anything. In fact, humans are born sex toys--potentially. Alabama has a law on the books that makes it illegal to be a human. Yet, they are passing laws to protect the rights of embryos...in other words...goop that gets flushed down the toilet every time a women has a period.
Alabama's ban on sex toys is no laughing matter. Ever since that state approved the Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act in 1998, which prohibited the sale of "any device designed or marketed as useful for the stimulation of human genital organs," humorists have mocked the statute while many Alabamans with common sense have tried to downplay its significance.
Bans on harmless fun like sex toy sales and free happy hour drinks may be silly, but they're not going to change anyone's life. Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying. Infographic by Troy Dunham for The Huffington Post.
While it’s now against the law to sell sex toys in Alabama, enforcement of the law doesn’t seem to be high on officials’ list of threats to society.