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Gay Sex Is (Finally) Legal in Montana, Y’All!

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All right, homosexuals, those fools in Montana bought it. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the law decriminalizing gay sex yesterday afternoon, so now we can go through with our plan to invade the state and sodomize the Helena out of it. The gay agenda strikes again!

But seriously, you gays, activists have been trying for 24 years to repeal the draconian law, which was deemed unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court in 1997. After a heated debate last week, the Montana House of Representatives voted 64-34 to repeal the 40-year-old buggery ban.

Previous efforts had been blocked by the GOP-controlled Legislature, but we’re looking at a newer, gay-sexier Montana with bipartisan support. However, as the AP points out, an effort to prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing and employment was tabled by a conservative House committee earlier this year.

Calling the law “embarrassing,” Gov. Bullock signed it into extinction amidst a crowd of cheers from the Capitol’s Rotunda. While the victory is largely symbolic — no one had been prosecuted under the law for years — activists hope this reach-around reach-across the aisle will lead to further progress on LGBT issues.

“In the past we’ve seen members of the Republican caucus say, I can’t stand with you because it will cost me my re-election,” said Jamee Greer, a lobbyist with the Montana Human Rights Network.

That progress is precisely what some Grand Olde Partiers fear, such as Rep. Jerry Bennett, R-Libby. Though he claims he has no ill will towards the gays, he and other Republicans opposed repealing the law on religious grounds. Bennett is confident in a bipartisan movement, however, to “protect the family,” but warns that gay rights efforts could have “long-term ramifications.”

“This isn’t over,” he said. “We will see a continual push for recognition of unions … for health insurance. All kinds of things will come out of this.”

No…not….actual equality. What will people say?!

Photo: Lucien’s Gif Hunt

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Apr 19, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      I HEAT WHITE REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN LONG BEFORE IT CAME COOL!. AdanHomo

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Montanans have not generally been known as the brightest streetlamps on the Boulevard, but by and by, ever so slowly… they come around, bless their hearts!

      Apr 19, 2013 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Okayyyy…I see you Montana. I see you.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      What is the picture from? Looks great!!

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      I’ve been there in winter & think sodomy would be one way to keep warm in minus-30 degree weather. Maybe that swayed a few votes.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Machip
      Machip

      The title is a bit misleading. Gay sex has been legal since 1997 when the state Supreme Court struck down Montana’s anti-sodomy laws. And even if that hadn’t happened, it would have been legal since 2003, when the US Supreme Court struck down anti-sodomy laws as unconstitutional. What happened here is that an obsolete (i.e. unenforceable) statute was removed from the books; the statute wasn’t law. So the move was entirely symbolic (not just largely symbolic).

      Sorry, but this confusion between law and statute is one of my pet peeves.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      @Machip: Thanks for the clarification. I suppose that even though it was symbolic, it shows that there is a shift in public opinion, perhaps?

      Apr 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @DOFEK: But you are fine with Black and Latino Republican Christians that discriminate against gays? Is Dr. Ben Carson your hero?

      What does the skin color have to do with it?

      Apr 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vallin
      Vallin

      “Movin’ to Montana soon
      Want to be a dental floss tycoon” -Frank Zappa
      (Actually I’m starting a polyamorous femboy sex-cult harem)

      Apr 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W
      D9W

      @Vallin- I would not go so far as to start a harem OR go through with a plan to invade the state and sodomize the Helena out of it. I was thinking along the lines of sending a dildo or Larry Crag or something like that. Personally I think it’s going to take more than change the law to bring them into the twenty first century.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Btw, Queerty editors – nobody in Montana says “y’all.”

      They may have a lot of cattle but they don’t have southern accents up by the Canadian border.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @the other Greg: ROFLOL!!! One would THINK they would have figured that out on their own, lolol. Having been born and grown up in North Dakota, I can ASSURE you that everyone ten miles south of the Canadian/North Dakota border speaks with a distinct “Scandinavian” accent, Don’tcha know?

      Apr 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daggerman
      Daggerman

      …yes those Montana-folk have such a beautiful country, (as part of the US, I know) and get quite easily shocked and react violently towards homosexuality…but the point is I wonder what kind of GAY-scene is available in Montana?

      Apr 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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