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Sodomy

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Sodomy

Sodomy
is generally classified as a crime against a person.  A person typically commits sodomy when he or she engages in any sexual act with a person involving the genitals of one person and mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant.  In some states a person commits forcible sodomy when he or she commits sodomy upon another without the other's consent. Law and penalties vary by state and range from a misdemeanor to a
felony of the first degree.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in mid 2003 that Texas sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

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