Montana Governor Steve Bullock has signed a bill removing a law from the books that classified gay sex as a felony. Gov. Bullock chose not to speak long before signing the bill saying, “...the longer I talk, the longer this unconstitutional and embarrassing law continues to stay on our books."
(Reuters) - Montana's governor on Thursday signed into law a bill that formally decriminalizes homosexual sex, a move gay rights activists in the state called a watershed moment in their battle for equality.
The measure removed from the books a law classifying gay sex as a felony. It was struck down by the Montana Supreme Court 16 years ago and no longer enforced.
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