In U.S. presidential campaign news, Republican candidate and apparent sexless puritan Ted Cruz says he will not ban dildos if he becomes president.
According to a Mother Jones story published earlier this week, it was revealed that during Cruz’s time as Solicitor General of Texas, he defended a state-wide ban on the sale of dildos, reports Buzzfeed.
The article highlights a brief co-authored by Cruz which reads:
There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.
That doesn’t mean it should be illegal though does it Ted? Or is the thought of other people sexually expressing themselves so disturbing to you that a wanking ban is next on the agenda?
But that wasn’t all he put his name to during his time as the state’s chief lawyer.
He also supported the display of the Ten Commandments outside the state Capitol, a restrictive voter identification law, a ban on late-term abortions – some pretty progressive stuff there Ted – and of course, championed gun rights.
However, it does seem like Cruz may be becoming more open minded.
When asked by WABC radio host Curtis Sliwa if he would ban the sale of ‘sexual toys, dildos, or anything that sexually stimulates you’ he answered he would not.
He told Sliwa:
Look, of course not, it’s a ridiculous question, and of course not.
What people do in their own private time with themselves is their own business and it’s none of government’s business.
Why the change of heart? Maybe he discovered just how much fun a little tickle in the right place can be…