HELENA, Mont. — Sixteen years after the Montana Supreme Court ruled that the state’s sodomy law was unconstitutional, the obsolete law has been deleted from the books.
On Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 107 in law and formally decriminalized sodomy in Montana.
For the past 24 years, gay activists and their allies have fought to remove the law. When the Governor signed the bill into law, he was greeted with loud applause by dozens of people who gathered to witness the occasion.