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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October 12th in Queer History: Matthew Shepard

Died this day:

Matthew Shepard

Sodomy in History, October 12

1984 — Congress enacts a law repealing the District of Columbia sexual assault reform law of 1981, that had included a repeal of the District’s sodomy law.
1988 — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals clarifies that only "consensual, heterosexual" activity is constitutionally protected, preventing a more liberal decision of two weeks earlier from becoming precedent.

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