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Monday, 28 May 2012

May 28th in Queer History

Born this day

Richard Cawley (1947 - ), UK
English food writer, chef and fashion designer.

Steve Strange (1959 - ) UK
Welsh pop singer, best known as the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s pop group Visage

Sodomy in history, May 28th 

1917 — Florida passes a law, separate from its "crime against nature" law, to outlaw "unnatural and lascivious acts." The penalty for it is a misdemeanor.
1962 — The U.S. Supreme Court reverses a lower court ruling that had overturned the sodomy conviction of a military officer caught in a public restroom.
1968 — The Nevada Supreme Court upholds the state’s "crime against nature" law against a vagueness challenge.
1976 — The Nevada Supreme Court upholds the right of the state to introduce into evidence in "crime against nature" trials evidence of the defendant’s masturbation in front of witnesses and possession of a pornographic film.


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