Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Hardwick was stunned to see the officer standing in his bedroom doorway. And lesbian and gay people were stunned when the U. Supreme Court upheld Georgia's law against oral and anal sex, under which Hardwick had been arrested. But just a couple of years ago, Georgia's own Supreme Court struck down the state's so-called sodomy law, noting, "We cannot think of any other activity that reasonable persons would rank as more private and more deserving of protection from government interference than consensual, private, adult sexual activity.
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12 states still ban sodomy a decade after court ruling
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By Ave Mince-Didier. In , the United States Supreme Court declared sodomy laws unconstitutional. Historically, sodomy usually defined as oral and anal sex was a crime in many states, even when the acts were performed in private, between two consenting adults. Practically, however, prosecutions for acts performed in private were rare, but the existence of sodomy laws was used to justify discrimination against homosexuals.