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Louisiana House Speaker Refuses To Repeal State's Unconstitutional Sodomy Ban

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Towleroad
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August 14, 2013

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, LGBT rights advocates thought that the issue had effectively been put to rest. Unfortunately, in hyper-conservative states like Kentucky, the issue refuses to die for an entire decade. 

Louisiana's unconstitutional law has already been used to target and arrest gay men as recently as last month, despite being rendered effectively unenforceable by the U.S. Supreme Court. Sid Gautreaux, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff who conducted the unlawful arrests, called for the unconstitutional law to be removed in his subsequent apology statement. Furthermore, the District Attorney made it clear that he would not prosecute any individuals subject to a sodomy arrest.

Read more at Towleroad.