News Public Sex Environments Really Private, Says ACLU
posted by January 16 at 9:37 AMon
In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy.
Craig, of Idaho, is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stemming from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport.
The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms “have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”
Public sex is hot because it’s… public. It’s risky, you might get caught, someone might see you, blah blah blah. A pair of toilet cruisers may go out of their way to avoid getting caught—they may be quiet and stealthy and creep into each other’s stalls on tiptaptoe—but the off chance that they’ll be heard by someone else in a neighboring stall or seen through the cracks in the stall door by someone walking past is an integral part of the charge.