Alabama woman not allowed to buy vibrators, according to United States Supreme Court

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when-harry-met-sally.jpgI’m not surprised the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd referred to Alabama as ‘sweet’, in their most famous song, as I just learnt that in the US state, citizens aren’t allowed to purchase vibrators or sex toys. Bet the Lynyrd boys were more than happy to, ahem, give the Alabama ladies a ‘helping hand’, so to speak…

Sherri Williams, from Alabama, has apparently been fighting in court for nine years now for the right to purchase and keep sex toys within the state, which has had an anti-obscenity law banning the distribution of “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs for anything of pecuniary value” since 1998.

However, the United States Supreme Court has thrown the case out of court, refusing to hear it, which means the lower court ruling which stated she – or indeed, anyone living in Alabama – cannot purchase sexual aides. Here’s one for the spank bank, boys, as Sherri declared “my motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give up.”

(via Boing Boing)

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