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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sodomy in History, September 28

September 28

1654 — Belgian sculptor Jérome Duquesnoy is burned at the stake for committing sodomy.
1966 — The Florida Supreme Court upholds a conviction for attempted consensual sodomy. The Court said that the public can find out what is illegal under the law by visiting a law library.
1972 — A Tennessee appellate court upholds the state’s sodomy law.

September 30

1895 — The California Supreme Court overturns a sodomy conviction because the trial judge did not submit the issue of consent to the jury.
1975 — The New Hampshire Supreme Court rejects the claim that the state’s sodomy law applies only to people of the same sex.

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