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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Sodomy in History,Octber 8

October 8

1945 — The Michigan Supreme Court upholds a gross indecency conviction even though the complaining witness had not been cross-examined fully.
1956 — The Missouri Court of Appeals overturns a sodomy conviction because the prosecution raised the issue of the defendant’s sexual activity with other persons.
1956 — The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a consensual sodomy case from Pennsylvania.
1973 — The Arkansas Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law and upholds a sentence of eight years in prison for a private, consensual act.

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