HELENA, Mont. -

The House is moving forward with a measure that would repeal an obsolete state law that criminalizes gay sex, despite a committee's decision to table it.
    
The bill on Monday received the 60 votes needed to take it out of the House Judiciary Committee and place it on the agenda for a floor vote.
    
Senate Bill 107 received votes from Democrats and 21 Republicans who say the measure is about privacy for all Montanans.
    
Groups have tried for years to remove the law from the books after it was ruled unconstitutional by the Montana Supreme Court in 1997.
    
Two years ago a similar measure died in the House after receiving the Senate's approval.
    
Since then, the Republican party removed from their platform language that seeks to make homosexual acts illegal.