Fix to Oklahoma sodomy law among dozens signed by Fallin

Ponca City Now - June 7, 2016 9:50 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A bill to fix a loophole in Oklahoma’s forcible sodomy law has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The measure was among 49 bills signed into law on Monday by Fallin.

Other bills she signed include a new $5 fee for a new license plate issue for Oklahoma motorists and an overhaul of the state’s alcohol laws that will go into effect if voters approve a ballot question in November to allow for the sale of strong beer and wine in grocery stores.

The bill to change Oklahoma’s sodomy law was introduced after the state’s highest criminal court upheld the dismissal of criminal charges against a 17-year-old boy, ruling state law did not address unconscious or intoxicated victims.


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