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Montana gov. signs bill decriminalizing gay sex
AP ^ | 4/18/2013 | KATHRYN HAAKE

Posted on 04/18/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by markomalley

An obsolete law deeming gay sex as deviant — akin to bestiality — was stricken from Montana code Thursday, prompting gay rights activists to say they hope that full legal equality may be close at hand.

When Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 107 decriminalizing gay sex, cheers erupted in the Capitol's Rotunda. It had been 16 years after the state Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional and 24 years after gay rights activists began their fight to take government out of the bedroom.

"I am not going to speak too long because, frankly, the longer I talk, the longer this embarrassing and unconstitutional law stays on the books," Bullock said.

The victory, though a powerful one for the gay community in Montana, is highly symbolic with no tangible benefits aside from striking the obsolete law condemning gay sex from Montana code. The outdated code has not been used to prosecute individuals for years. And previous efforts to offer gays and lesbians protection under the law, including a push to prohibit civil discrimination, have been thwarted by a GOP-controlled Legislature.

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TOPICS: Government; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: pinkjournalism; sexpositiveagenda; slipperyslope; smashthepatriarchy

1 posted on 04/18/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Typical Rat scumbag.Why do I get that feeling that he’s has his share of rectal syphilis outbreaks...regardless of his marital status?


2 posted on 04/18/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: markomalley

Virginia may be for lovers but Montana is for puddin eating cowboys.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 6:20:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gay State Conservative; markomalley
The new Sodom and Gomorrah is Montana.
4 posted on 04/18/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: markomalley

It sounds like Stevie plans on hittin’ the “gay” bars tonight!


5 posted on 04/18/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: markomalley

First the Californians hit Colorado and now Montana.

The libs poop in their beds to the point they cannot even stand it, then move on.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 6:23:58 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: markomalley

because of all the problems going on the homostapo can’t stop their agenda


7 posted on 04/18/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SandRat

Bareback Montana


8 posted on 04/18/2013 6:25:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

So will they all have a fudge packing social down at the community center now?


9 posted on 04/18/2013 6:26:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley

Does not appear that they were even enforcing the law in Montana.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 6:27:31 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: markomalley
An obsolete law deeming gay sex as deviant — akin to bestiality — was stricken from Montana code Thursday, prompting gay rights activists to say they hope that full legal equality may be close at hand.

I would say God's wrath is "close at hand".
11 posted on 04/18/2013 6:31:45 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: markomalley

He may as well have signed making bestiality legal too.

It’s the next thing to Homosexual sex.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 6:33:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

I would imagine that at leat 75 percent of MT people strongly support this, or they don’t know who they are electing if the converse is true.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 6:34:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: markomalley
An obsolete law deeming gay sex as deviant — akin to bestiality

That's next. Baaaaa...

14 posted on 04/18/2013 6:36:17 PM PDT by mtg
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To: markomalley

I guess now Montana is the “Buggery State”


15 posted on 04/18/2013 6:37:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Venturer

Try incest. Libs are effing’ sick people


16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:37:30 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: OKRA2012
Does not appear that they were even enforcing the law in Montana.

They weren't, and aren't any where that I can tell. I guess some people want a law that will never be enforced to remain on the books anyway.....

17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:41:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: markomalley; All

Gay sex is not an express, constitutionally protected right. So I’m wondering if such laws are “unconstitutional” based on pro-gay, PC interpretation of certain clauses in Section 1 of the 14th Amendment. Note that since Section 2 of 14A discriminates on bases of sex, age and citizenship, pro-gay PC intretations of Section 1 are bogus imo.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 6:44:16 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: markomalley

It’s automatically unenforceable. This wasn’t necessary.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 6:46:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No, it wasn’t, but probably a good thing that the gay lobby spent time and treasure on getting it done. Kept them tied up (ooh, bad visual I guess...)


20 posted on 04/18/2013 6:54:20 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I guess some people want a law that will never be enforced to remain on the books anyway.....

Yes, it would have been much better to leave this law on their books. It would remain as a societal censure against homosexual behavior, even if unenforceable. The law was hardly enforceable anyway. But it said that homosexuality is WRONG.

The result of this law being remove will be that the most radical activists will take this as their cue that homosexuality must now be AFFIRMED in the public square, by the state. They will use every resource by the profligate federal government to FORCE homosexual curriculum in schools, in workplace rules, and in state and local governments.

Remember the rule of moral anarchists: "That which is not forbidden shall be mandatory."

21 posted on 04/18/2013 7:06:32 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Well, I agree with you about the act itself...but I am more ambivalent on what you say the effects are of keeping it, not keeping it. I think the cue about the public square was given a long time ago. I see this as a yawner, and a waste of their time and treasure.


22 posted on 04/18/2013 7:09:59 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: markomalley
Two men sodomizing each other; it's just so loving and beautiful. /sarc

I'm so sick of politicians bending over (No pun intended) to every whim of these perverts.

And to think that only 2% of our population are fagots and dykes; yet they get the red carpet treatment from these A$$wipe politicians. Pfft!

23 posted on 04/18/2013 7:14:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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