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USA is criminalising sexual fantasies

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USA government has never been on the forefront of the freedom of speech but now it has gone a step further. It is attacking sexual fantasies.

Dwight Whorley has been convicted of series of legal transgressions, among which is the distribution through e-mail the pornographic fiction stories that Dwight has written. During the appeal the defence has argued that the stories were the expression of Dwight's sexuality, but the court has ruled that “Whorley violated criminal statues regulating obscenity, and his convictions may not be forgiven because his conduct was prompted by his sexual fantasies.”

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled overwhelmingly 10 to 1 to uphold the 2006 conviction. Roger Gregory, the one voice against, has written in his dissent: “I am hard-pressed to think of a better modern day example of government regulation of private thoughts than what we have before us in this case: convicting a man for the victimless crime of privately communicating his personal fantasies to other consenting adults”.

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