Patricia Smith

Between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana under the state's remaining anti-sodomy laws. When Patricia Smith, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives representing East Baton Rouge, responded to the arrests of 12 men by introducing a bill that would remove the anti-sodomy statutes, the House rejected the bill, 66 to 27.
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