A while back, I posted a fun little article about how ridiculous it was that some states ban gay marriage but allow bestiality. North Carolina's passage of their anti-gay marriage amendment yesterday reminded me of this post, so I decided to do an overview of the old maps I made.
There were a few things I noticed: one, my original map regarding the legality of zoophilia was inaccurate. I stated that some states, including North Carolina and Arkansas, did not actually bar bestiality when they actually did. (My oops!) Numero dos, the legal landscape regarding both gay marriage and zoophilia have changed since 2009. Florida, for example, made bestiality illegal in 2011. (I must also add that the bill failed in the state legislature twice before passing the third time.) On the other hand, Kansas, in the process of redoing their criminal code, legalized human-animal nookie (presumably inadvertently, although you never know) in 2010.
After a little rejiggering of the map, here is a more accurate map of states that permit bestiality, info brought to you by the fine folks at wikipedia:
Looks like gay marriage is running ahead. But fear not, Rover rompers! Guess which state, in cleaning up their criminal sodomy code, could end up legalizing zoophilia the way Kansas did? No really, take a wild guess at who might join my "brown map..."