Well, maybe a little bit of a rant.
I am sick and tired of people from the rest of the US bashing California over things like earthquakes or LA “culture” or electing Ahh-nod as the Governator when you get stupid shit like this coming out of the South:
Georgia House bans genital piercings for women
The Associated Press – ATLANTA
Genital piercings for women were banned by the Georgia House Wednesday as lawmakers considered a bill outlining punishments for female genital mutilation.
The bill would make such mutilation punishable by two to 20 years in prison. It makes no exception for people who give consent to have the procedure performed on their daughters out of religious or cultural custom.
An amendment adopted without objection added “piercing” to the list of things that may not be done to female genitals. Even adult women would not be allowed to get the procedure. The bill eventually passed 160-0, with no debate.
Amendment sponsor Rep. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, was slack-jawed when told after the vote that some adults seek the piercings.
“What? I’ve never seen such a thing,” Heath said. “I, uh, I wouldn’t approve of anyone doing it. I don’t think that’s an appropriate thing to be doing.”
The ban applies only to women, not men. The bill has already been approved by the Senate but now must return to that chamber because of the piercing amendment. Both chambers of the Legislature must agree on a single version of a bill before it can go to the governor for final approval.
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Adopted without objection. It boggles the mind.
By the way, note how I included the copyright notice that explicitly denied me the permission to do what I did? The AP is welcome to request I take that down, but my main issue is fighting link-rot. I did provide full attribution, after all.