House overwhelmingly rejects 'crimes against nature' repeal

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's 'crimes against nature' law. This despite strong support from the House Committee. The vote 27 to 66.

House Bill 12 would have amended the current law to remove language relative to sexual acts between members of the same sex.

Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith worked with the group Equality Louisiana to carry HB 12 through the legislature as a response to the unconstitutional arrests made by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office.

Despite this bill's failure, EQLA and Capital City Alliance have vowed to continue their efforts.

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