Its Time to Decriminalize Gays

by Cowgirl

Tomorrow Friday the House Judiciary Committee will consider the bill to remove Montana’s unconstitutional laws that makes it a crime to be gay or lesbian. (Senate Bill 107  by Sen. Tom Facey. D-Missoula)

The Montana Senate has already voted, finally, to erase the law which makes it an imprisonable-for-ten-years crime to be gay.  Although invalidated by our state supreme court in 1997, the law has remained on our books because Republicans have always refused to go along with efforts to scrap it.

Although it passed the Senate, and even though it’s 2013, ten Senators actually voted to keep the offensive language on the books.

So we can’t take any chances with the House Judiciary committee, which is chaired by Krayton Kerns. This same committee voted against the bill to protect kids in religious boarding schools from child abuse, so they need to hear from Montanans on why it is important to remove hateful, unconstitutional language from our state laws.

You can contact the lawmakers via an online form. The form lets you choose to contact the entire House Judiciary Committee.  FYI, you can always use the back button, which allows you to skip retyping all your info when you contact multiple legislators–say your Rep. and senator both. Or you can cut and paste this list of House GOP legislators.

The hearing is at 8 AM this Friday (tomorrow), but folks who aren’t in Helena can stream it live.

h/t Pride Foundation


5 Comments on "Its Time to Decriminalize Gays"

  1. Who else is feeling just plain beat up by these ya-hoos?

  2. Norma Duffy @Ilikewoods | March 15, 2013 10:53 PM at 10:53 PM |

    I Love a rainbow of people in my life. Anyone else who is really american, and understands Equality would be for those rights as well.

  3. Jogging your memory. . . Can’t believe Jason Priest wasn’t on the list of Senators who voted to keep the language on the books after his gay bashing on Facebook. The great haunting of his life. But that’s okay, he liked to prance around with the Manhattan Prairie Dogs as a “gayish-but-not-homosexual-nor-bisexual” dancer back in the day when his NYC corporation was screwing the taxpayer. Does coming out as a gay Repub kill your political career in MT in 2013 – guess it does even with those “moderates”. Very sad. Guess what? Voters have long memories . . . that’s what happens when you kill other people’s political careers with your so-called non-profits and FB gay bashing. No wonder Priest’s wandering around moaning about a divorce – should have told her about that “I like to dance with gay men.” thing. To the ignorants in the pics — read the disgusting language, honestly? . . . and choose to actually accept people for being people because 1. We are humans. 2. We pay our taxes (your salary) and 3. Our personal lives are none of your Teabaggin’ business. You have no souls & hope for your child’s sake, they never have to tell you they are gay.

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