Montana to consider bill to repeal outdated law that criminalizes sex

LGBTQ Nation
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January 23, 2013

LGBT advocates said Monday they hope the Montana state legislature will finally repeal an obsolete state law that criminalized gay sex before it was struck down by the courts in the 1990s. The Montana Supreme Court in 1997 ruled as unconstitutional the portion of the “deviate sexual relations” law that includes “sexual contact or sexual intercourse between two persons of the same sex” in the same definition that also includes bestiality. Sen. Tom Facey (D-Missoula), the bill’s sponsor, said the time has come to strike a law that is unenforceable and offensive.