Posted by Rojas @ 6:13 pm on July 30th 2009

The power of love

No power on earth, and certainly not the South Carolina criminal code, can keep a man from his soulmate. News to me: the state in question apparently has a specifically-named statute against “buggery.”


  1. “Buggery” makes it sound like he was doing it with a bug. This should be called mare-iage, steederasty, equiphilia, or maybe just horsing around.

    I’d be inclined to vote “It’s an alternative lifestyle, it’s his business”, especially since the horse was over the age of consent — except that the horse’s owner objected. Given Mr. Vereen’s obvious enduring interest in this practice, he should get his own horse.

    Comment by Infidel753 — 7/31/2009 @ 7:59 am

  2. Interesting take.

    When the right was proffering the whole “gay marriage will lead to polygamous marriage/bestiality” argument, I actually surveyed an internet community as to whether they thought those practices ought to be legalized alongside gay marriage. A sizable majority supported polygamy; the vast majority opposed bestiality on grounds of animal cruelty.

    I’m not quite sure I understand why it’s acceptable to kill and eat animals but not to rape them, but I think I can live with the apparent contradiction.

    Comment by Rojas — 7/31/2009 @ 2:54 pm

  3. Heh. I am a pro-polygamy anti-bestiality guy (man, I hope that doesn’t make it onto a bio), but that’s a fair point in your last paragraph. As you say though, I’m willing to live with the somewhat shaky internal logic.

    Comment by Brad — 7/31/2009 @ 3:37 pm

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