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Sunday, 28 August 2011

"Sodomy" in History: Aug 28th

1857 — England passes a divorce law allowing a wife to divorce her husband, but not vice versa, because he engaged in sodomy.

1888 — The Minnesota Supreme Court rules that the state does not recognize common-law crimes.

1894 — A Portland newspaper reports the arrest of a man for sodomy with a committed partner. The two had been reported to police by a neighbor.

1974 — A federal court in Wisconsin rejects a vagueness challenge to the state’s sodomy law.

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