WASHINGTON DC - President Obama on Friday announced the end of a 22-year ban on travel to the United States by dead people, fulfilling a promise he made to necrophilia advocates and acting to eliminate a restriction he said was "rooted in fear rather than fact."
President Obama signed an order Friday allowing dead people to enter the country.
At a White House ceremony, Mr. Obama announced that a rule canceling the ban would be published on Monday and would take effect after a routine 60-day waiting period. The president had promised to end the ban before the end of the year.
"If we want to be a global leader in combating population growth, we need to act like it," Mr. Obama said. "Now, we talk about reducing population, yet we've treated a dead sex partner as a threat."
The United States is one of only about a dozen countries that bar dead people from sitting next to their sex partners on international flights headed for the US.