Sherri Williams, owner of two Alabama adult stores is opening a third store in a Huntsville building formerly used by a bank which gives the new store the novelty of having a drive-up window similar to neighboring fast food outlets.
Sherri Williams is known for waging a long court battle to get Alabama’s sex toy ban overturned. The sex toy ban was introduced by State Senator Tom Butler (see the Sex Hysteria Hall of Shame), sailing through the sexually repressed state legislature with virtually no opposition. Sherri Williams assisted by the ACLU sued to have the law overturned, taking her fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Needless to say, the law withstood the challenge.
It should be noted that Senator Bulter, who has served in the Alabama legislature since 1982, was roundly trounced by Republican Bill Holtzclaw in the 2010 elections. Whether Holtzclaw is any better remains to be seen, but it’s a certainty that Alabama will continue to defend its reputation for being among the most sexually repressed populations in the country (and probably the world).
To be fair to other states that proudly take repression seriously, it should be pointed out that Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia also have criminal statutes targeting sex toys.