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Activists Cheer as Montana Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Gay Sex: VIDEO


Yesterday in a ceremony at the Montana State Capitol, Governor Steve Bullock signed into law a bill decriminalizing gay sex, Reuters reports:

"I am not going to speak too long," Democratic Governor Steve Bullock told the crowd packed into the expansive rotunda of the state capitol for a signing ceremony. "Because frankly, the longer I talk, the longer this unconstitutional and embarrassing law continues to stay on our books."


Montana Human Rights Network Organizer Jamee Greer says the bill's passage is "the first explicit victory for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community through the (Montana) legislature in history."

But Greer says it's just one step toward full equality in the state.

Watch the historic and happy moment as the bill is signed, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Moving to Montana soon. Gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

    Posted by: Bollux | Apr 19, 2013 9:02:25 AM

  2. I had a Cuban boyfriend from Montana many years ago. One of the sweetest boys I've known. Cute as hell, too.

    Posted by: Monrocsol | Apr 19, 2013 10:27:04 AM

  3. Nice PR gesture but utterly meaningless in practical terms.

    Montana clearly wants to shed its image of being a backward bigoted dump.

    Nice PR move here.

    Now on to practical things - like rights.

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 19, 2013 10:43:20 AM

  4. Awesome! Even if it is more for PR's still a step in the right direction.

    Posted by: | Apr 19, 2013 1:47:32 PM

  5. MaryM, take it from another Mary - in a state as conservative as Montana, ANY gay rights progress is to be cheered. Congrats to gay couples in the state whose relationships are no longer a crime. Montana is on it's way to a more liberal future. Why not be happy about it?

    Posted by: Mary | Apr 19, 2013 9:47:22 PM

  6. What took them so long? Some years ago, I heard a guy from Montana introduce himself by saying, "I'm from Montana, where men are men and sheep are wary." With jokes like that, you wouldn't expect many hangups about sex.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 20, 2013 6:51:43 PM

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