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A federal appeals court has overturned a statute outlawing sex toy sales in Texas, one of the last states - all in the South - to retain such a ban. The 5th U. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices, punishable by Using heroin while on methadone many as two years in jail, violated the right to privacy guaranteed Sex toys texas the 14th Amendment.

They appealed after a federal judge dismissed the suit and said the Constitution did not protect their right to publicly promote such devices.

In its decision Tuesday, the appeals court cited Lawrence and Garner v. Texas, the U. Supreme Court's opinion that struck down bans on Intentions in a relationship sex between same-sex couples. It is not about controlling commerce in sex. It is about controlling what people do in the privacy of their own homes because the state is morally opposed to a certain type of consensual private intimate conduct.

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This is an insufficient justification after Lawrence. The Texas attorney general's office, which represented the Travis County district attorney in the case, has not decided whether to appeal, said agency spokesman Tom Kelley.

He said his business plans to expand to sell in stores and at home parties, something company consultants had been fearful of doing because of the Texas law. Alabama is in the 11th Circuit. But now it's unlikely that the law in Mississippi, which also is in the 5th Circuit, will be prosecuted, some legal experts said.

Virginia's law barring obscene items is a bit different from other state laws and does not appear to apply to sex toy sales, said Harvey, whose company distributes nationwide. Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia had laws barring obscene devices, but courts have since struck them down. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Georgia law banning the advertising of Find a sexy Cyprus Cyprus toys, which can be sold under some approved circumstances.

The 5th Circuit Court's decision is encouraging for Sherri Williams, who has been fighting the issue in Alabama for a decade. Williams, who owns Pleasures stores in Alabama, sued in after state lawmakers banned the sale of sex toys there. A year ago, she lost her fight again when the U. Supreme Court refused to consider a lower court decision upholding the Alabama law as constitutional.

Williams hopes Tanith belbin wedding lawmakers will take notice of the recent Texas case and support a newly filed bill in the Alabama Legislature to overturn the ban on adult toy sales. I think the courts have finally opened their eyes and looked around, which is a miracle in the South.

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