Topics :: Sodomy Laws

12 States Ban Sodomy A Decade After Court Ruling

By Lauren Langlois | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
India’s LGBT advocates get a final chance to overturn the colonial-era Section 377 Sodomy Laws.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

La. House Committee Advances Appeal on Gay Sex Ban

Friday Apr 11, 2014
A Louisiana House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex.

Uganda Continues Crackdown on LGBT Citizens

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Uganda officials are continuing a crackdown on the African country’s LGBT community just days after President Yoweri Museveni said he plans to sign a bill into law that will sentence those convicted of homosexuality to life in prison.

Man Lashed 20 Times for Sodomy in Nigerian Court

By Shehu Saulawa | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.

Russian Actor, Businessman Urges Putin To Criminalize Gay Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Ivan Okhlobystin, the Russian actor and businessman who shocked many late last year for saying he wanted to burn gays alive in furnaces, is back in the news for calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a law that would criminalize sodomy.

India’s Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Sex Law

By Nirmala George | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India’s deeply conservative society.

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Va. Appeal Over Sodomy Law

Monday Oct 7, 2013
The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.

Analysis: Unenforceable Laws Stay on the Books in Louisiana

By Melinda Deslatte | Monday Aug 12, 2013
The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s use of an unconstitutional law to arrest men who weren’t doing anything illegal might not have happened if Louisiana lawmakers had stripped the statute from the state’s law books once it was thrown out.