Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Kansas Moves Backwards In Time - Refuses To Repeal Sodomy Laws

Like one of those mysterious tachyon particles, the state of Kansas has started moving backwards in time. According to Equality Kansas:
State Representatives Jan Pauls (D, Hutchinson), and Lance Kinzer (R, Olathe) said yesterday that being gay or lesbian should remain a crime in Kansas. Pauls made, with Kinzer’s support, the successful motion in the Kansas Legislature’s Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to keep the criminalization of gay and lesbian relationships on the books. Their action removed key language from HB2321, proposed by the Kansas Judicial Council, which would have resolved inconsistencies in Kansas criminal code, as well as remove unconstitutional laws.
Nice to know that there is at least one state where I can still be a criminal just for who I love.  Ironic that Dorthy Gale, patron saint of gay men, was from this backwards moving place.

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