June 25, 2013
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that struck down Virginia's anti-sodomy law.
A petition filed on Tuesday claims a three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals misinterpreted the scope of a Supreme Court decision invalidating a similar Texas law.
Virginia's so-called "Crimes Against Nature" law served as the basis for a 47-year-old man's conviction of criminal solicitation for allegedly demanding oral sex from a 17-year-old girl.
Cuccinelli says the court's decision threatens to undo the convictions of nearly 90 sex offenders who were convicted under that law.