‘The View’ takes shots at Ken Cuccinelli over support for sodomy law


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The ladies of ABC’s “The View” took their shots at Virgina Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli on Monday for his campaign pledge to reinstate Virginia‘s “crimes against nature” sodomy law that bans oral and anal sex among all consenting adults.

Cuccinelli, who during a political debate on Saturday said that he stands by previous statements that LGBT people are “soulless” and “self-destructive,” has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the far-reaching sodomy law.

His fight comes 10 years after sodomy laws were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“What he does is he automatically equates oral sex with homosexuality,” said “The View” host Barbabra Walters.

Watch a clip, courtesy of Think Progress:

Cuccinelli, who opposes marriage equality and workplace protections for LGBT citizens, recently launched a website to build support for his fight to keep the state’s sodomy laws on the books, and to attack his opponent, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

“My personal beliefs about the personal challenges of homosexuality haven’t changed,” Cuccinelli said at the Virginia Bar Association convention debate Saturday against McAuliffe.

In a 2-1 decision in March, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that Virginia’s law against oral and anal sex is unconstitutional.

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