Strange bedfellows? Supporting Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union argues that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy, reports the Associated Press. Craig is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU filed a brief yesterday backing his arguments.
The ACLU argued that even if Craig was inviting the officer to have sex, that wouldn’t be illegal. “The government cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Senator Craig was inviting the undercover officer to engage in anything other than sexual intimacy that would not have called attention to itself in a closed stall in the public restroom,” the ACLU said.