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.