I was sitting back just browsing the internet when I came across a list of weird sex laws in the US on The Chive today. One of those in the list, specifically number 6 where it said that it was legal to have sex with an animal provided it was for entertainment, raised my suspicions instantly. Why would any state legislature allow bestiality for the sole purpose for entertainment? I do understand, and have also written about the states that still haven’t outlawed bestiality, but failure to ban something is different to allowing it under certain circumstances. So what did I discover? I must have come across something to be here writing this out. Well let me just say that this particular law is baloney.
Just as with many misinterpreted laws, the average Joe usually takes a word or phrase from the text of the law and misunderstands it in its context. It is either that, or there is a smidgen of truth to it, only that the someone has decided to elaborate on the actual law, taking it to a whole new meaning. For the purpose of this exercise one word was taken out of context, and in doing so, the entire phrase surrounding it has also been misrepresented. So what was it?