ID: Idaho settles lawsuit over antiquated anti-sodomy law

Source: 11/10/22

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — People who were convicted of having oral or anal sex under an antiquated Idaho law will be allowed to be removed from the state’s sex offender list, according to a settlement Idaho has reached to resolve a two-year-old lawsuit.

The Idaho State Police will also pay the legal fees of the men who sued over the law, according to the settlement filed in Idaho’s U.S. District Court on Thursday.

“There’s no reason in 2022 that anybody should be on the sex offender list just for having oral and anal sex or just for being gay,” said Matthew Strugar, one of the attorneys who represented the men. “We’re obviously thrilled to get this victory.”

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Congratulations to all involved, and another product of Lawrence v Texas. Like Roe, I guess it’s “antiquated.” If it’s anti is that the opposite of “quated.” These questions confused me. An alternative term is “obsolete” but then what is antiobsolete?
Idaho uses the state police to administer their SOR. This choice is probative and more coherent than utilizing DOC to administer. It reflects investigative intent rather than punitive intent. However that choice is also more readily implicates free speech in terms of abilities to be silent to an officers questions. These guys have restored their rights to remain silent unless SORNA kicks in.

If you are a person forced to register no matter straight or gay, do not relocate to ID. It is not safe for people forced to register. This state leads the country in white supremacy. These people have been using violence or threats of violence to threaten politicians and potential politicians to get their way and will use violence against anyone.

The ID legislature should be made to remove the registration section from the state code too despite LE only needing to create a policy and procedure for it to happen when the law was stricken for those who were previously convicted. I realize it is merely an admin motion at that time by the legislature, but they need to be held accountable too here and should complete it. By leaving it, it merely becomes another law they don’t enforce but is still on the books. Clean up the books IMO.

Could this serve as proof that the registry is used punitively? Wouldn’t this man’s “victim” be equally guilty of the same crime? A, “Crime” that used a law struck down by SCOTUS nearly 20 years ago as a civil rights violation.

What more proof do you need to know that the registry is used punitively?