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Montana Sodomy Ruling Appealed

March 14, 1996


On February 16, 1996, Judge Jeffrey Sherlock of the Montana First Judicial District Court declared Montana's Deviate Sexual Conduct Statute unconstitutional as a violation of privacy and issued a permanent injunction forbidding the State of Montana from enforcing the statute against any adult engaging in consensual, private intimate activity. Montana state Attorney General Mazurek today (3/14/96) filed an appeal with the Montana Supreme Court in an attempt to nullify Judge Sherlock's injunction. The court will have until the end of this year to make its decision whether to rule for or against the injunction. Montana is by no means free as previously announced.

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