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Gay Sex No Longer a Crime in Montana
Newser ^ | 04/19/2013 | By Matt Cantor

Posted on 04/19/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Montana has been a little slow to decriminalize gay sex—but a law banning it was finally wiped from the books after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill yesterday. Activists had been fighting the ban for decades; the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional 16 years ago, the AP notes, and it hadn't been enforced for years. Bullock's signature prompted cheers. "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," he said.

Gay rights advocates hoped the move was a step forward. "As more and more LGBT people come out to their friends and their neighbors," said one activist, "it's going to be harder to discriminate against them." The bill passed the state House 64-35 and the Senate 38-11. Both chambers are controlled by the GOP; members of both parties backed the legislation. But not everyone's happy: "This isn't over," says a Republican who opposed the measure. "We will see a continual push for recognition of unions ... for health insurance. All kinds of things will come out of this."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; sodomylaws
Wow, I had no idea that there were still anti-sodomy laws in any of our 50 states.

There was a time when all 50 states had anti-sodomy laws on the books. And there was a time when queer sex was not taught to our little children, when gay marriages were not normal, and when queer Marines did not kiss in public. And there also was a time America was a strong healthy nation with a strong economy and a bright future.

But them days are long gone.

1 posted on 04/19/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Very nervous sheep in Montana!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: Responsibility2nd

must be no problems in America today , I mean for the officials to find time to do this must mean they have nothing else to do


3 posted on 04/19/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>> Gay rights advocates hoped the move was a step forward.

It’s so awesome to win the “right” to put your private part into an orifice designed for the elimination of waste.

Step forward, indeed. Let’s celebrate.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 7:23:05 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Shhh... People will call you a bitter clinger.

I have already been label so I can say I agree and part of me secretly wishes for a giant reset of some kind.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

I love how this is a ‘step forward’! No sense of history at all. Sodom and Gomorrah and all that.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 7:24:57 AM PDT by madameguinot
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To: Responsibility2nd

More importantly, sodomy is still against the law in God’s book.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 7:25:16 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Activists had been fighting the ban for decades

They must be the world's most ineffective and slowest activists, then.

8 posted on 04/19/2013 7:27:08 AM PDT by relictele
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To: madameguinot

More a step forward, then back, then forward again, etc.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 7:27:39 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder... how did they enforce that law when it was in the books?


10 posted on 04/19/2013 7:28:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: shove_it

That’s exactly right. And actions have consequences.

God has proven he will not bless nations who abandon his word. And the more America moves (runs actually) towards filth and perversions - the more we suffer in our jobs, our economy, our debt and so on.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 7:29:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nope ... now it’s a hunting limitation ...


12 posted on 04/19/2013 7:30:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Gay Sex No Longer a Crime in Montana

Sodomy No Longer a Crime in Montana.

13 posted on 04/19/2013 7:33:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

It was self-enforced. That law meant that if you were a queer, you were by legal and medicinal definitions, mentally ill.

It meant that if you were a homo, you were not hired, you were not tolerated, and you kept it in the closet or you paid a heavy price.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 7:34:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Repulican Donkey

Movin’ to Montana sooooon....gonna be a dental floss tycooooon.....movin’ to Montana soooon.....gonna be a mental toss flycoooooon.....


15 posted on 04/19/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

16 posted on 04/19/2013 7:35:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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I wonder... how did they enforce that law when it was in the books?

Undercover "sting" operation?

"I got your a@@ now...."

17 posted on 04/19/2013 7:37:21 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“That which is not prohibited shall be mandatory.”

The classic axiom of the Left will be soon realized in Montana.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 7:38:31 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

AIDS will be a fairly stiff sentence all on its own


19 posted on 04/19/2013 7:41:38 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is not “gay” sex it is HOMOSEXUAL SEX... a PERVERSION, a SIN,a CRIME AGAINST NATURE....


20 posted on 04/19/2013 7:41:49 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ultimately more destructive than the Marathon bombing.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 7:42:49 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: NRA1995

Move to Montana! Come See Our Mountins!


22 posted on 04/19/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: shove_it

Yep, all the more reason to let God deal with them...no ACLU lawyers in HIS court.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: relictele

true.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:48 AM PDT by madameguinot
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus is all-powerfull.


25 posted on 04/19/2013 8:05:33 AM PDT by arizonix51
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To: arizonix51

I know, but Montana’s law enforcement officers are not Jesus.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 8:13:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Responsibility2nd
Preamble to Montana Constitution

"We the people of Montana grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains, the vastness of our rolling plains, and desiring to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations do ordain and establish this constitution.

So, can you praise God and mock Him in the same document...without consequences ?
27 posted on 04/19/2013 8:23:34 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: KeyLargo

Nice twist on the Paul Shanklin classic!


28 posted on 04/19/2013 8:37:39 AM PDT by Phinneous
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To: manc

The Obama Administration has been doing it to America since November 2008, might as well make it legal in all 50 states.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 8:56:53 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Responsibility2nd
And, suddenly, there are lots of NERVOUS sheep and goats in Montana. Brokeback Mountain, part 2.
30 posted on 04/19/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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