The 67 Louisiana Lawmakers Who Just Voted That Gay Sex Should Be Illegal

I’m equally suprised and disheartened by this. Why are so many lawmakers hell bent on ignoring the Constitution unless it benefits them? And a HUGE thank you to the 11 who didn’t vote. I’m sure you love that fence you sit on.

The Louisiana House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against a bill that would strike down the state’s longstanding statutory ban on sodomy on Tuesday — with 67 members voting to keep anti-sodomy provisions in the law, 27 voting to remove them, and 11 not voting.

The bill would have amended the state’s “crimes against nature” statute, in part, to remove language banning sodomy between people of both the same sex and opposite sex because it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 and cannot be enforced by state or local officials. In the case, Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court found that such laws violate the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Full story (with list of 67 lawmakers)

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