Today, Texas State House Rep. Jessica Farrar filed H.B. 604 AN ACT relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct. Should it pass, this will officially repeal the unconstitutional Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, which reads
Sec. 21.06. HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
This, of course was ruled unconstitutional in Lawrence V. Texas.
The other thing that this bill does is removes anti-LGBT language from the Health And Safety Code.
This is pretty exciting, as we slowly but surely chip away at legislated bigotry in the state of Texas!
Now, we need to call our own local reps and tell them to pass H.B. 604!
Until next time,