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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sodomy in History, September 1

1851 — Minnesota passes its own sodomy law that does not change the penalty and abrogates common-law crimes.
1950 — The New York Attorney General issues an opinion that both partners in an act of oral sex are guilty under the state’s sodomy law.
1955 — The Washington Supreme Court rules that defense against sodomy can include killing the perpetrator.
1971 — An Oklahoma appellate court rules that women can be prosecuted for sodomy.
1979 — The new criminal code in New Jersey, including repeal of the consensual sodomy law, takes effect.


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