Despite rulings in the Montana and US Supreme Courts that laws criminalizing homosexuality are unconstitutional, Ken Peterson, a Republican member of Montana’s legislature, thinks homophobic laws still apply in certain cases.
According to Peterson, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, there are at least two prosecutable offenses—felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. One is the “recruitment” of non-gays. “Homosexuals can’t go out into the heterosexual community and try to recruit people, or try to enlist them in homosexual acts,” Peterson says. He provides an example: “Here, young man, your hormones are raging. Let’s go in this bedroom, and we’ll engage in some homosexual acts. You’ll find you like it.” Peterson hasnt actually seen this happen, he says, because “I don’t associate with that group of people at all… I’ve associated with mainstream people all my life.”
The other case is performing acts in public “that could be construed as homosexual”. The good news is that Peterson seems to be alone in this legal opinion. From the Missoula Independent, via Wonkette.