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House Backs Repeal of Sexual Laws

Arizona Daily Star, March 21, 2001
P. O. Box 26887, Tucson, AZ, 85726
Fax: 602-573-4141

Legislative briefs (excerpt)

The House gave final approval yesterday to repealing laws that make cohabitation, oral sex and sodomy a crime.

The 31-24 vote on HB 2016 came over the objections of lawmakers who said the laws, while not enforced, need to remain on the books.

"We might as well also be repealing the Ten Commandments," complained Rep. Jake Flake, R-Snowflake.

But Rep. Marian McClure, R-Tucson, said she got more than a thousand calls and messages in favor of repeal. "Most of my constituents believe that this is an issue of fairness, whether it affects them or not."

The measure now goes to the Senate.

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