2-4-08 - Legal reform in the 1980s History of Sodomy Laws...

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2/4/08 American Colonies Capital offense Mandatory death penalty if victim is under 10 years old Rape laws varied greatly Southern States Slavery Sexual services were sometimes part of the services of the slaves Post civil war Discrimination Modern sex crimes law 1960 Women gained greater legal rights Criticism of rape laws Rape Trauma Syndrome Criticism of fresh complaint rules 1970 Redefining rape Eliminate common law doctrine Eliminate bias against victims Males can press charges of rape Rape shield laws Rape as a capital crime Canada English Common Law
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Unformatted text preview: Legal reform in the 1980s History of Sodomy Laws 1700- made sodomy legal 1800- sodomy is a crime against natural and will be prosecuted 1900- allowed to kill someone who is in the process or about to commit sodomy 1923- first supreme court case about sodomy 1957- married couples allowed to commit sodomy 1960- one of the leaders of keeping sodomy illegal was caught having sex with teenage boys 1976- 2 consenting men were let go after committing sodomy 2003- supreme court made sodomy legal for everyone in all states...
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