Montana, USA: State House Considers Decriminalizing Gay Sex

Written by scott on March 18th, 2013

MontanaA committee in the Montana State House is considering a bill that would remove an old state law against gay sex. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A House panel heard a measure Friday that would remove an obsolete Montana law that criminalizes gay sex by labeling it a deviate sexual behavior on par with bestiality. Senate Bill 107 seeks to remove that language from the existing statutes, reflecting a 1997 Montana Supreme Court ruling that said the law prohibiting gay sex is unconstitutional. The measure to strike the law has already passed the state Senate in a 39-11 vote, but now is before the House Judiciary Committee — the same panel that killed a similar bill in 2011.

Invalidated by the state Supreme Court, the law nevertheless has a symbolic effect on Montana’s LGBT community.

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