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Bill To Decriminalize Gay Sex Hailed On Passing

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The woman who led the court battle to strike down a Montana law that made gay sex illegal knows that having the unconstitutional law struck from the books is a symbolic act.
    
All the same, Linda Gryczan began to cry when the state House finally brought the issue to the floor on Monday.
    
She tells the Great Falls Tribune she didn't realize until then how important it was to remove the law from the state code.
    
The bill striking the law passed a final vote in the House Wednesday. It now goes to Gov. Steve Bullock.
    
Gryczan was the lead plaintiff in a 1995 lawsuit that led to the unanimous 1997 Montana Supreme Court decision that ruled the law unconstitutional.
    
But legislators have resisted removing the obsolete language until now.

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