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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?!

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