1848 — The Oregon Territory is organized and all laws enacted by the first settlers are retained, thus keeping the Iowa sodomy law and English common law.
1885 — England outlaws 'acts of gross indecency' in public or private between males, but not females. This expands the original 1533 buggery statute to include fellatio, frottage, and mutual masturbation.
1929 — The North Dakota Supreme Court reverses a man’s sodomy conviction because prior convictions for the same offense were entered as evidence in the trial.
1935 — Congress outlaws sexual solicitation in the District of Columbia.
1963 — Illinois eliminates the voting disability for those convicted of sodomy."