Wednesday, February 16, 2011

UK man with low IQ banned from having sex

LONDON — A man with a low IQ has been banned from sex by a judge who said the case raised questions about civil liberties, The Telegraph newspaper reported.
The 41-year-old man, known as Alan, has an IQ of 48 and a moderate learning disability, the newspaper reported. Alan was living with a man and having sex with him.
His local council decided that his "vigorous sex drive" was not appropriate and he didn't understand what he was doing, the Telegraph reported.
High Court Justice Nicholas Mostyn agreed that Alan did not have the mental capacity to understand the health risks and should not have sex with anyone. The judge's order put Alan under the local authority that provides his housing.
Still, the judge called the case "legally, intellectually and morally" complex and said the court must "tread especially carefully" when the state tries to curtail such a basic human function as sex.
The case began in June 2009, when the local council started court proceedings to restrict Alan's contact with the man, identified as Kieron. Alan has been prevented since then from sexual activity, except when he's alone, the Telegraph's report said.
In Britain, the Court of Protection can make decisions for people deemed to lack the intelligence to make them themselves. These people can be ordered to undergo surgery, have abortions, be forced to use contraception — even have life support switched off.
Alan was described as "sociable" but “seriously challenged in all aspects of his mental functionality.” He had been accused of making lewd gestures at children, but no police action was taken, the Telegraph said.

20 comments:

  1. how can someone be forbidden to have sex!?

    btw, you should consider turn the captcha off.

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  2. I know a few people I think should be banned from sex, whether it's mental capacity or just the fact that they're ugly...

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    Garage Zoku

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  3. Jeez, I may be dumb but I hope no one ever bans me from having sex.

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  4. That's pretty extreme.

    Especially when it's part of the law, that the government can force you to do things as long as they believe you aren't smart enough to make the right decision yourself.

    I can imagine that system being taken advantage of in the past.

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  5. i am not even sure if i should laugh or be mad. so i will do both.

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  6. This is fucking bullshit, so now they can control whether or not we can have sex? This sets a really bad precedent.

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  7. just sterelize him.. what the f

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  8. Cool blog man, interesting stuff I've never read about before!

    Keep it up!

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  9. I have a really high IQ will the government send bitches to my door?

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  10. they put a house arrest type of device on his penis lol! to prevent harm to himself and others. although, he might think its a fancy condom

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  11. I respect that, it should be forbidden to pass dumbness on !

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  12. too dump to f***? i didnt know that was possible

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  13. That is some of the funniest shit i've ever seen. This should exist in the US too. No more babies from the tards.

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  14. I'm more surprised about the dude he was having sex with. I imagine there wasn't much pillow-talk going on afterward. Interesting blog you have. Keep up the good work. Following.

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  15. This world is pretty fucked up.

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  16. Well, that's material for euthanasia arguments. Wtf, man.

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