The gay-friendly city of New Orleans might make your forget about the rest of Louisiana, but if you’re a gay man living there you might want to beware. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department is busting gay men for sodomy laws. (Incidentally, these same laws make giving or receiving a blowjob illegal between two men or a man and a woman. Wonder how much “sodomy” is going on in these deputies’ bedrooms? How about some citizen’s arrests?)
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An undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was staking out Manchac Park about 10 a.m. one day this month when a slow-moving sedan pulling into the parking lot caught his attention. The deputy parked alongside the 65-year-old driver and, after denying being a cop, began a casual conversation that was electronically monitored by a backup team nearby.
As the two men moved their chat to a picnic table, the deputy propositioned his target with “some drinks and some fun” back at his place, later inquiring whether the man had any condoms, according to court records.