June 30, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 the US Supreme Court ruled that states could ban homosexual acts. In a 5-4 vote in “Bowers vs. Hardwick” the Court held that homosexual acts were not protected by the right to privacy. Citing this decision, in 1987, James Smith of Waco, Texas had his neighbor John Smith and his dog Pudding brought up on charges of homosexual acts. James Smith claimed that Pudding had sexual assaulted his dog, Rex, on multiple occasions and that John Smith did nothing to keep Pudding in his own yard. James Smith counterclaimed that John Smith’s dog, Rex, would prance around in his yard and ask for it and that Pudding, being very stupid, didn’t know the difference between a boy dog, a girl dog, or an available human leg. Jesup Smith, the judge, finally asked that both dogs be brought to the courtroom so he could examine them and determine which dog was really gay. When the dogs were brought in, Pudding ran to Rex and Rex immediately presented his backside to Pudding. Judge Smith immediately shot both dogs and fined the owners $500 each for having raised homosexual dogs. Why? Texas.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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