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Monday, 19 September 2011

Sodomy in History, September 19

September 18
September 19
1876 — Hawaii permits conviction on a charge of assault to commit sodomy if the jury is not satisfied of guilt of sodomy.
1895 — The Virginia Supreme Court reverses the sodomy conviction of a 10-year-old boy, claiming that it was impossible for him to have committed the act.
1955 — The Maine Supreme Court rules that masturbation does not violate the "crime against nature" law.
1956 — The North Carolina Supreme Court rejects the contention that the crime against nature law was repealed impliedly by a law to protect children from sexual assaults.
1956 — The North Carolina Supreme Court upholds the right of a trial court to correct errors in the record in a sodomy case five years after the trial.
1984 — A Massachusetts appellate court upholds the conviction of a man for consensual sex in a public restroom, despite overhead surveillance.


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