State Eagerly Exploits Isolated Consent Case to Enact Collective Coercion Upon Entire Community

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Bans on Bondage and Spanking During Sex Could Be OK, Says Federal Court:
http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/07/bdsm-sex-ban-is-constitutional

() Uh-oh, kinksters: sex cops could be coming for you next. According to a new federal court decision, Americans have no constitutional right to engage in consensual BDSM because “sexual activity that involves binding and gagging or the use of physical force such as spanking or choking poses certain inherent risks to personal safety.” Thus officials could constitutionally ban or regulate such activity in the interest of “the protection of vulnerable persons,” the court held.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: FLASHBACK 2016: Last year, due to a single case of alleged abuse, the creepy control-freaking legislators in State of Virginia handed themselves the right to restrict the private consensual sexual activity of all residents… for their own safety, of course! Ironically, they eagerly exploited an isolated issue of consent in order to enact collective coercion upon the entire community.

According to the ruling, “a legislative restriction on BDSM activity is justifiable by reference to the state’s interest in the protection of vulnerable persons, i.e. sexual partners placed in situations with an elevated risk of physical harm.
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“Sexual activity that involves binding and gagging or the use of physical force such as spanking or choking poses certain inherent risks to personal safety not present in more traditional types of sexual activity. Thus, as inCruzan and Glucksberg, a legislative restriction on BDSM activity is justifiable by reference to the state’s interest in the protection of vulnerable persons, i.e. sexual partners placed in situations with an elevated risk of physical harm.”

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