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Montana’s confusing day

Timothy Kincaid

February 23rd, 2011

The legislature in Montana has been having a lot to say today about gay folk. And it’s all over the place.

The Senate decided to remove the unenforceable anti-gay language from their books: (Gazette)

The Montana Senate has voted to remove an obsolete state law that criminalized homosexual relations.

The state Supreme Court struck down the law in 1997. Senate Bill 276 would remove the language from state code.

The Senate endorsed the bill Wednesday 41-9.

While the House voted to reverse any municipality’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinances.

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Dave H
February 23rd, 2011 | LINK

> While the House voted to reverse any municipality’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinances.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled against this in Romer v. Evans, which arose when Colorado tried to do this in 1992. This will be DOA as soon as it reaches a courtroom.

Trivia tidbit of the day: a younger John Roberts contributed pro bono services to OUR SIDE in Romer v. Evans.

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