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Monday, 15 August 2011

"Sodomy" in History: Aug 15th

1920 — Officials at the Boise City Traction Company catch two men having sex in a restroom, having installed a spy hole from above. The men are convicted of sodomy. Officials had tried to cover the glory hole with wood or metal, but the coverings always 'came off.'

1921 — A bill in England to outlaw 'gross indecency' between women is defeated in the House of Lords on the ground that women do not know of such things. The sponsor of the bill makes the understatement of the year: ' is a well-known fact that any woman who indulges in this vice will have nothing whatever to do with the other sex.'
1974 — A Florida appellate court overturns an 'unnatural and lascivious acts' conviction due to admission of prior acts with a different partner. In this case, a 14-year-old solicited the defendant." 
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