Living dangerously in Maryland

Sep 17 2008 by Derek Torres Print This Article

There's a common misconception about Americans in that we don't like sex. Well, that's probably true in some states, but certainly doesn't seem to be the case in the great state of Maryland.

A recent proposal in the town of Frederick that would prohibit state elected officials from having, erm, relations with employees under their direct supervision was shot down.

While I'm all for not banning things, including this, one still has to wonder if there isn't some damn good sense in what the proposal was trying to achieve.

In most places in the U.S., a boss who sleeps with someone who works directly under them (no pun intended) is very much in the direct line of fire of a sexual harassment suit.

So, elected officials in Frederick I know where you are. I know that you are very close to Washington D.C., so I know that names like Bill Clinton, Gary Condit, and Larry Craig mean something to you. Just because the law doesn't say you can't, it doesn't mean that you should. In the interest of self-preservation (careers, marriage etc.), keep it in your pants.