The Georgia Supreme Court pondered the issue of gay blowies on Monday and despite their sometimes humorous discomfort with the topic, they grilled a south Georgia prosecutor who at times seemed icked out by the whole mess.

District Attorney Richard Perryman (top image), from the Alapaha Judicial Circuit in southeast Georgia, faced a barrage of questions from a trio of justices seeming to undercut his argument that former police officer James Edwin Watson's conviction and 5-year prison sentence should be upheld. In 2011, Watson was convicted of solicitation of sodomy after gay sexting a 17-year-old high school athlete he met during a call while on duty.

But in 1998, the high court struck down portions of the sodomy law that criminalized "private, unforced, non-commercial acts of sexual intimacy between persons legally able to consent," which is 16 in the state. And throughout his 20-minute oral arguments on Monday, Perryman was repeatedly questioned about whether Watson's conduct ran afoul of the state's now very narrowly-defined sodomy law.

Justice David Nahmias, a Republican appointee to the court and former U.S. Attorney, told Perryman that there was no suggestion of force and that the offer was between two people of legal age, leaving the "only real issue" was whether the offer was commercial. Nahmias doubted that; Perryman did not. Justice Keith Blackwell questioned Perryman to point out that Watson (photo right) did not make the offer of sodomy when he was driving the teen home in his patrol; that came later. And Chief Justice Carol Hunstein questioned whether the entire incident was an offer from someone just trying to have a little fun.

Perryman's legal arguments, at times, were undercut by his distaste for the gay sex aspects of the case. Or maybe it was that Watson, married at the time, offered to orally service the teen in the home of Watson's grandmother.

"I hate to just sound like the guy from south Georgia, but it ain't right," Perryman said.

Hunstein, who knows her way around a gay gathering and gave the oath of office to Georgia's first African-American lesbian lawmaker, offered one of the best quips during Monday's arguments when she stressed that the teen wasn't coerced; in fact, he turned down the officer's request for sex.

"The text messages, was there any request for payment then or was it just getting together some time to have fun," Hunstein asked.

And later, she offered this retort to Perryman.

"Though I don't agree with this conduct, the issue comes down to the law and not whether I personally think it is right or wrong," Hunstein said.

The court has until November to issue a ruling in the case.