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Ok. Lawmaker Necrophilia is a Sexual Orientation


An Oklahoma state senator who intends to propose a bill that would allow his state to opt out of the newly amended federal hate-crimes law says the statute contains language so vague that the definition of sexual orientation could be "extended to extremes like necrophilia."

State senator Steve Russell, a Republican from Oklahoma City, claims that the new law oversteps the bounds of the federal government and impedes freedom of religion and speech, according to The Oklahoma Daily.

"The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just what they did when they passed and signed this bill," said Russell, the Daily reported. "All crimes against another person have some level of hate in them, and people can be assured that our laws that protect people against crimes such as murder are sufficient to protect everyone."

Russell also assailed the newly amended law for being "vague," according to the Daily.

"The law is very vague to begin with," said Russell. "Sexual orientation is a very vague word that could be extended to extremes like necrophilia."

Necrophilia is defined as the sexual attraction to corpses.

According to Russell, his state could opt out of the law on the basis of the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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