Eleven House Democrats are on record as opposing gay marriage, even as support within their party for the issue builds. But the issue remains politically thorny, and even in the relatively liberal House Democratic conference there are pockets of opposition to same-sex marriage. Nine Democrats who voted in to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to gay couples haven't publicly changed their positions: Reps. Another two freshmen Democrats voiced opposition to same-sex marriage during their campaigns: Reps. Bill Enyart Ill.
Texas Man Convicted of Running Home-Based Sex Club Called 'The Cherry Pit'
Houston, TX Sexy Party Events | Eventbrite
Jim Trulock, 59, was found guilty on five counts of operating a sexually oriented business without a permit and five counts of operating a sex club, all misdemeanors. A court date for that charge has not been set. Attorneys for Trulock said his home was not a business, but rather a private residence where friends socialized. A Web site advertising the weekend parties at "The Cherry Pit" showed a room of beds grouped together and underwear hanging above a bar. City prosecutors contended that the Web site and admission charges proved the home was being used as a business. Trulock's attorneys said the money came from voluntary donations.
Swingers sue Duncanville over sex-party ban
DALLAS — Swingers whose sex parties in a suburban home were outlawed by city leaders filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging a new sex club ordinance is an unconstitutional check on "the most private of human conduct. In response, city of Duncanville officials said they would continue with actions aimed at shuttering "The Cherry Pit" — also known to neighbors as Jim Trulock 's ordinary, usually quiet home in this Dallas suburb. The lawsuit comes one month after the city, by a unanimous council vote, enacted a sex club ban created solely to stop the popular swinger parties at Trulock's split-level house on Friday and Saturday nights. City officials said the ordinance was in response to years of neighbors' complaints about the traffic and noise generated by the parties, which attract upward of guests and feature such themes as "Naked Twister" nights.
Couples drank, mingled, and eventually started kissing, moving from partner to partner. What had started as a wild bohemian party was now something more intimate. Eve Blue , a college undergraduate, was there for the fun. That December night, she kissed six men, caressing and touching them but never going all the way.