Sodomy Laws

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Sodomy Laws By Country - United States
... Main article Sodomy laws in the United States See also LGBT rights in the United States Sodomy laws in the United States were largely a matter of state rather than federal ... In 1963, the penalties for sodomy in the various states varied from imprisonment for two to ten years and/or a fine of US$2,000 ... By 2002, 36 states had repealed all sodomy laws or had them overturned by court rulings ...
National Coalition For Gay And Lesbian Equality V Minister Of Justice - Confirmation By The Constitutional Court
... “ The common law offence of sodomy is declared to be inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and invalid ... Justice Ackermann, Order of the Court South African law requires that court orders declaring acts of Parliament to be unconstitutional be confirmed by the Constitutional ... The court, recognising that the criminalisation of sodomy was clearly discrimination, assessed the fairness or otherwise of the discrimination by examining its effects on the ...
LGBT Rights In Nevada - Sodomy Laws
... Nevada decriminalized sodomy in 1993, ten years before the U.S ... Texas struck down laws that criminalized private consensual sexual activity ... At hearings, two doctors linked repealing the sodomy laws with a public health measure to combat the stigma and spread of HIV ...
Toonen V. Australia - Sodomy Laws in Australia
... Australia inherited the United Kingdom's sodomy laws on colonisation in 1788 ... bill by Murray Hill, father of former Defence Minister Robert Hill, and repealed the state's sodomy law in 1975 ... gay and lesbian communities, and other states and territories repealed their laws between 1976 and 1990 ...
1970s In LGBT Rights - By Year
... is decriminalized in Austria, Costa Rica and Finland Colorado and Oregon repeal sodomy laws Idaho repeals the sodomy law — Then re-instates the repealed sodomy law because of outrage ... of former Defence Minister Robert Hill, and later repealed the state's sodomy law in 1975 Norway decriminalizes homosexuality East Lansing, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan and San Francisco, California become the ... Klein founds the Bisexual Forum, the first support group for the Bisexual Community Ohio repeals sodomy laws ...

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