AUSTIN, Texas Reuters - To protest a new state law that makes the carrying of concealed handguns legal in college classrooms, students at the University of Texas on Wednesday openly displayed sex toys, an act considered illegal under local indecency laws. On Aug. The lawmakers said campus carry protects the rights of gun owners and could prevent a mass shooting on campus. Hundreds of university faculty and staff lobbied unsuccessfully to block campus carry, arguing the combination of youth, academic stress, alcohol and firearms could make for a deadly combination.
Texas students use sex toys to protest new gun laws on campus
In Texas, even possession of a sex toy is regulated - zv-desant.ru
The Obscene Device Law is a Texas statute prohibiting the sale of sex toys. The law was introduced in , and was last updated in While the law was never formally repealed, in a U. District Judge released a report declaring it to be "facially unconstitutional and unenforceable".
Texas university students carry sex toys to protest 'crazy law allowing guns on campus
Please refresh the page and retry. H undreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Organisers said the sex toys were used on Wednesday to mock what they consider an absurd notion that guns should be allowed in academic settings. The law took effect on August 1.
A federal appeals court has overturned a statute outlawing sex toy sales in Texas, one of the last states - all in the South - to retain such a ban. The 5th U. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices, punishable by as many as two years in jail, violated the right to privacy guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. They appealed after a federal judge dismissed the suit and said the Constitution did not protect their right to publicly promote such devices.