Steve Bieda, D-Macomb County, said the House could strip the sodomy language from the bill during the legislative process, which he'd like to see, although he acknowledged amending that section of penal code might be more complicated than it seems at first blush. Jon Hoadley, D-Kalamazoo, said the legislature could have avoided this distraction by cleaning up the outdated provision in penal code 13 years ago.
He said there's support in the House for tackling animal abuse and the outdated sodomy language at the same time.
Many employers ask about your criminal record, and some employers make hiring and firing decisions based on what is in your criminal record.
In addition, landlords, schools, and licensing agencies may make decisions based on your criminal record. Many employers will ask whether you have ever been convicted.
I’m amazed at what people will put on his or her Facebook status as if nobody can see it. Everybody has moments where they say or post something they wish they could delete.
But if a Facebook friend’s status is a constant stream of profanity, I either unsubscribe from their updates or unfriend them. Some people don’t post raunchy pictures on their profile and don’t swear.
The problem with this, at least for me, is that if you set your status here as “online” there are some folks who want to pop up and chat with you.
This relationship can be between people in different regions, different countries, different sides of the world, or even people who reside in the same area but do not communicate in person. Michael Jaffe, author of Gender, Pseudonyms, and CMC: Masking Identities and Baring Souls, "the Internet was originally established to expedite communication between governmental scientists and defense experts, and was not at all intended to be the popular 'interpersonal mass medium' it has become", yet new and revolutionary devices enabling the mass public to communicate online are constantly being developed and released.
Rather than having many devices for different uses and ways of interacting, communicating online is more accessible and cheaper by having an Internet function built into one device, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
"If you were to take the word 'mankind' out of Michigan sodomy laws, that would affect sodomy as a rape, sodomy on children," Jones said.
"I'm certainly not about to legalize pedophilia." Getting into the weeds on unenforceable sodomy language threatens a bill that lawmakers have been pushing for several years, said Jones.