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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:06 PM

Gay groups angry Kansas anti-sodomy law remains on books


Reuters) - Gay rights groups are outraged that a Kansas state law banning sex between people of the same gender was left off statutes Governor Sam Brownback wants to repeal, even though the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 ruled such a Texas law unconstitutional.

Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Montana are the only states that still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, according to the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.

"We're not disappointed, we're angry," said Thomas Witt, chairman of the Kansas Equality Coalition, a state gay rights group. "We are angry that the governor of a state wants to keep a statute on the books that says gay people deserve to go to jail."

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