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Louisiana House Votes To Keep Gay Sex Illegal

Despite being ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States more than a decade ago, the Louisiana House of Reps voted Tuesday to keep their state's antiquated anti-sodomy law on the books. In a vote of 27 - 66, the state house rejected an initiative that sought to appropriate remove the 200-year old law against sodomy. 

“This has been on the Louisiana law books for nearly 200 years,” said State Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs. “Just because we decriminalize something doesn’t make it right. … We’re not here to rubber stamp the Supreme Court. … We’re here to uphold the law of what’s right and wrong.”

In the summer of 2013, gay men in East Baton Rouge were arrested under the unconstitutional law after opting to have sex with undercover cops. Their case was dropped when the local prosecutor decided there was no precedent. But, still, the law that should've been dismantled in 2003 following the SCOTUS ruling is still being enforced in Louisiana. 

(h/t: NOLA.com)

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Randy, I live in Louisiana and even though some of the people here are backwards thinking, there is an amazing culture here. The music, the food, the festivals are like nowhere else in this country. Louisiana is unique. If you have never been here come to New Orleans and see for yourself the beauty of our culture. You won't be disappointed I promise.

I absolutely agree. I had a work trip to Baton Rouge Louisiana and got to visit New Orleans. I love it there.  However, if the state can't get with the time, I think a visit is all anyone will ever want.

Randy, I live in Louisiana and even though some of the people here are backwards thinking, there is an amazing culture here. The music, the food, the festivals are like nowhere else in this country. Louisiana is unique. If you have never been here come to New Orleans and see for yourself the beauty of our culture. You won't be disappointed I promise.

So what is in Louisiana........what would we miss by not going to Louisiana ever again?   Just asking.

OK, remove her from office for lying on her oath to "...defend the Constitution of the United States of America."

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