Virginia's republican candidate for governor wants to outlaw oral sex — and he's ahead by six points.

State attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who is running against Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, pledged in recent days to reinstate a "Crimes Against Nature" law already ruled unconstitutional by federal courts.

The campaign this week launched a website promoting the revival of the sodomy ban as an "anti-child predators law" that "is only applied to sodomy committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public." In late June, Cuccinelli filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit finding the law unconstitutional.

The GOP's gubernatorial candidate says the appeal's court decision to invalidate the ban on sodomy — including anal and oral sex — "threatens to undo convictions of child predators that were obtained under this law" since 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas sodomy ban. Following the high court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, Virginia kept their sodomy ban on the books — for another two years.

While Cuccinelli argued that prosecutors would target only child molesters with the law, given the Supreme Court's ruling, he blocked a bi-partisan effort as a state senator in 2004 to amend the law to apply only to statutory rape. At the time, Cuccinelli told the Virginia-Pilot that he opposed gay sex. "My view is that homosexual acts -- not homosexuality, but homosexual acts -- are wrong," he said. "They're intrinsically wrong... and I think in a natural law-based country it's appropriate to have policies that reflect that.. They don't comport with natural law."

Regardless, 90 percent of Americans are disobeying so-called natural law, according to a recent report from Mother Jones.

A Roanoke College poll shows Cuccinelli leading McAuliffe 37 percent to 31 percent among registered voters, although more than one in four remain undecided. Although a Quinnipiac University poll shows McAuliffe leading by 43 percent to 39 percent, that poll failed to account for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, who garners five percent in the other poll.

Both major-party candidates hold a favorability rating of 30 percent or so, with equally large numbers reporting "no opinion." The winner of the Nov. 5 election will replace Gov. Bob McDonnel, who is limited by the country's strictest gubernatorial term limit: one.