Bill Would Repeal Michigan Gay Sex Ban
May 6, 2003
By 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Lansing, MichiganóA Detroit
Democrat has announced legislation to end the stateís ban on gay and lesbian
State Rep. Steve Tobocman called the Gross Indecency Law
an anachronism. Under the law Gross indecency statutes punish adult,
consensual, noncommercial sex as a felony punishable by up to 15 years in
Michiganís largest LGBT rights organization, the
Triangle Foundation in Detroit welcomed the news.
Sean Kosofsky, Triangleís policy director said dozens
of men are arrested a year for gross indecency. While most people charged
under the law donít typically serve jail time, they pay high fees and are on
the state sex offender registry.
Tobocman has also introduced legislation that would
repeal laws which prohibit cursing, blasphemy and cohabitation.
The bills have been referred to the House Criminal
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