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.