Back in 2003, the landmark Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas ruled that laws regarding sodomy were unconstitutional, thus rendering anti-gay-humping laws around the country unconstitutional. One would think, then, that states that had these laws on the books would stop making arrests for sodomy, right?
"State Representatives Jan Pauls (D, Hutchinson), and Lance Kinzer (R, Olathe) said yesterday that being gay or lesbian should remain a crime in Kansas. Pauls made, with Kinzer's support, the successful motion in the Kansas Legislature's Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to keep the criminalization of gay and lesbian relationships on the books. Their action removed key language from HB2321, proposed by the Kansas Judicial Council, which would have resolved inconsistencies in Kansas criminal code, as well as remove unconstitutional laws."
Essentially, they have been keeping this law on the the books-- even though it's illegal-- in order to arrest gays and lesbians, drag them before a judge, humiliate them, and then throw out the charges as unconstitutional.
WTF? Essentially they want to keep arresting homos so that they can waste tax dollars in court time? For what? Simply to harass and embarrass American citizens? Gross.
[Kansas Equality Coalition]