Supporters Ask Senators To Repeal Sodomy Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A gay-rights group wants Kansas legislators to repeal an unenforced law that makes sex between consenting adults of the same gender a crime.

A hearing on the bill scheduled for Tuesday was delayed until
Wednesday because of committee discussion on unrelated matters.

In 2003 in a Texas case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws criminalizing gay sex between consenting adults as unconstitutional.

The Kansas coalition has been trying ever since to get legislators to repeal the Kansas sodomy law on grounds that it cannot be enforced.

The group has asked Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to seek the law's repeal as part of an ongoing effort to eliminate outdated or unnecessary laws, but the administration has declined.

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