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Monday, 19 March 2012

March 19th in Queer History

Born this day

Jackie “Moms” Mabley   (1894 –  1975) US

Randy Steven Kraft (1945 –  )  US
Serial Killer

Ricky Wilson   (1953 –  1985) US
Musician / Singer

Diane Anderson-Minshall  (1968 – ) US

Died this day

Arthur C Clarke (1917 –  2008) UK 
Science fiction author, inventor,and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them "2001: A Space Odyssey", and as a host and commentator in the British television series ""Mysterious World". For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Sodomy in history, March

1860 Virginia’s new sodomy law eliminates death for slaves, equalizing the penalty for all persons.
1895North Dakota becomes the eighth state to amend its sodomy law explicitly to cover oral sex.
1925 — The Virginia Supreme Court reverses the sodomy conviction of a man who had been found drunk in bed with his head on another man’s stomach and with the other man’s penis in his hand.
1929 — The Florida Supreme Court rules that emission is not needed to complete sodomy.
1973 — The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that the state’s sodomy law can not be enforced against married couples, even though the statute does not exempt them.
1981 — A Massachusetts appellate court dismisses a newspaper’s suit to allow reporters to witness restroom arrests.


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