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UK court bans man from having sex because of low IQ


What does a "vigorous sex drive" and a low IQ get you?

In Britain, the answer seems to be a court order preventing you from having sex.

In a ruling that was attacked by some as homophobic and insensitive to disabled peoples' rights, a British court ordered last week that a man with a low IQ be banned from having sex.

The man, a 41-year-old identified in public only as "Alan," was involved in a relationship with another man. Social aid officials from his local town hall had argued in court that Alan's "vigorous sex drive" combined with his "moderate" learning disability made him incapable of consenting to sex, the Telegraph reported.