Mississippi Lawsuit Claims Sodomy Law is Unlawful

by Admin on November 11, 2016

Lawsuit was filed by five unnamed people

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Five people have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Mississippi’s law against sodomy goes against a Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that allows individuals to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct, sodomy, under the 14th Amendment.

According to a report by The Clarion Ledger, the lawsuit filed five people using aliases Arthur Doe, Brenda Doe, Carol Doe, Diana Doe and Elizabeth Doe stated, “Despite this clear proclamation made more than a decade ago, Mississippi continues to enforce its criminal statute prohibiting sodomy, titled unnatural intercourse,…by requiring people convicted of unnatural intercourse to register as sex offenders and follow myriad, onerous prescriptions on their everyday life pursuant to Mississippi’s sex offender registry law”.

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Under Mississippi’s existing law, anyone found committing sodomy, either with humans or with animals, will be convicted and charged with a prison sentence of up to ten years.

The aim of the lawsuit is to stop the law from being enforced and to expunge previous records of people previously convicted of the crime.

In Thailand, the anti-sodomy law was repealed in 1956, after never having been enacted.

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