Monday, January 29, 2024

Massachusetts poised to overturn anti-sodomy law - update

(Background here)

Massachusetts now celebrates “the abominable and detestable crime against nature” with “Republican” support. The four GOP State Senators -- Peter Durant @DurantForSenate, @RyanFattman, @PatrickMOConnor, @SenBruceTarr -- apparently believe that anal intercourse is just another form of “adult sex.” They joined Dems in the unanimous vote to overturn the statute criminalizing sodomy.  

The pro-anal bill, S2561, now awaits a hearing in the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

Odd. Why there? That committee's charge is to “consider all legislation affect­ing the finances of the Commonwealth,” not changes in criminal law. 

LGBTQ Nation is elated:

“The bill now goes to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The lower chamber has 135 members who caucus with Democrats and 24 Republicans. If the bill passes there, it would go to Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey (D) for her signature. She is the first lesbian governor in the United States and has been supportive of LGBTQ+ equality.” 

The Mass GOP has long been dead. The state's GOP website is a joke. Try to find the party's platform.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Massachusetts to overturn law against sodomy and bestiality

 Massachusetts sodomy update: The LGBTQIA+ movement now openly admits that sodomy is a defining behavior for their "sexual orientations." They don't even speak out against bestiality which is also contained in the statute they are now overturning.

The bill to repeal "archaic laws" just passed unanimously in the state senate on Jan. 18, 2024. It includes this: "SECTION 10. Section 34 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed." That section reads: "Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years." Curiously, the anti-sodomy statute has remained on the books after "gay marriages" began in Mass. (in May 2004), despite sodomy being the consummating marital act for many of those couples. State Senator Brownsberger says that this repeal is about protecting "adult sex" for LGBTQIA+ citizens:
"The bill won praise from LGBTQ+ advocates around the Commonwealth. 'We are relieved and excited to see this legislation pass,' said Tanya V. Neslusan, Executive Director of MassEquality. 'The Commonwealth prides itself on being a progressive, inclusive state and in that spirit, having the outdated legislation outlawing sodomy and referring to adult sexual activities as "unnatural acts" stricken from our books makes Massachusetts a safer, more inclusive place for all of our residents and visitors, especially those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community.' "