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10 Louisiana Senators vote against bestiality ban

Bill still passed

BATON ROUGE, La. - A bill that makes bestiality illegal in Louisiana passed the state Senate Monday, despite 10 senators voting against the bill.

Senate Bill 236 in Louisiana passed with a 25-10 vote and says people can be arrested for having sex with animals.

You might ask why this is a topic in 2018, and the answer is that the state had a law on the books banning "crimes against nature" that was ruled unconstitutional in 2003. That law also outlawed sodomy.

Senate Bill 236 also specifies that previously illegal forms of sodomy are no longer against the law in the state, stating that kind of "sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime."

All 10 senators who voted against the bill were Republicans, and they raised concerns over the specification regarding sodomy laws.

The bill will next be voted on by the Louisiana House of Representatives.


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