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Twelve states still ban sodomy a decade after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Monday, April 21, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. — A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books more that 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
Ivan Okhlobystin

Russian actor who wants to burn gays alive, wants Putin to criminalize sodomy

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A popular Russian actor, who last month said he wants to burn gay people alive because they pose a danger to his children, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a Soviet law criminalizing “sodomy.” [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Supreme Court won’t hear Cuccinelli’s appeal to reinstate sodomy law

Monday, October 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Courtwon’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law. [ Read more → ]
Kevin Swanson (left) and Dave Buehner.

Colo. pastors: Boy Scouts will soon have a ‘sodomy merit badge’

Monday, August 19, 2013
Christian Right talk show hosts Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner, who compared the decision allow openly gay Boy Scouts members to inviting serial killers to teach preschool, told Generations Radio listeners Friday that the youth organization is “finding the very worst [sins] and creating merit badges for them.” [ Read more → ]
David McFadden, APJamaican churchgoers chant during an anti-gay rally in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Jamaican gay rights activist seeking changes to anti-sodomy law

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A gay rights activist got his first court hearing Tuesday on his effort to bring a constitutional challenge to Jamaica's nearly 150-year-old colonial-era law that bans sex between men. [ Read more → ]
Ken CuccinelliPhoto: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons

Va. AG wants U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate sodomy law

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Virginia's anti-sodomy law, arguing that a lower court misinterpreted the scope of the justices' 2003 decision invalidating a similar law in Texas. [ Read more → ]
David McFadden, APJamaican churchgoers hold signs while attending an anti-gay rally in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Several church pastors in Jamaica led a revival meeting Sunday to oppose efforts to overturn the Caribbean country's anti-sodomy law and turn back what they see as increasing acceptance of homosexuality.

Jamaica church leaders rally, protest efforts to repeal anti-sodomy law

Sunday, June 23, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Several church pastors in Jamaica led a revival meeting Sunday to oppose efforts to overturn the Caribbean country's anti-sodomy law and turn back what they see as increasing acceptance of homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
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Grenada senator urges new look at anti-sodomy laws

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada — The president of Grenada's Senate says the Caribbean island should reconsider its laws prohibiting sex between men. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: The Boy Scouts are now the ‘Boy Sodomizers of America’

Friday, May 24, 2013
On his radio program Friday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer weighed in on Thursday’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts. [ Read more → ]
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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Va. sodomy laws

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- A long-standing “Crimes against Nature” law, which criminalized anal and oral sex in Virgina, has been found unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Ruling on ‘homosexual sodomy’ is easy

Friday, October 5, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Noted conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at the Washington D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute that "it’s 'easy' to render a verdict" on same-sex marriage "when you apply the words in the Constitution as they were intended by its framers." [ Read more → ]
Robert Marshall

Virginia lawmaker: ‘Sodomy is not a civil right’

Thursday, May 17, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Republican delegate Robert Marshall, who led the efforts to derail the judicial nomination of an openly gay Richmond prosecutor, said in an interview on CNN Thursday morning that “sodomy is not a civil right.” Marshall was defending his actions and that of... [ Read more → ]
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Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy

Saturday, May 12, 2012
An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy. [ Read more → ]
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Iran executes ‘gangster’ for allegedly engaging in ‘unlawful’ same-sex activity

Sunday, April 29, 2012
MARVDASHT, Iran -- A young man described as a "gangster," who is known only by the initials CHM, was hanged publicly in Marvdasht, Fars Province, Iran, for allegedly engaging in "sodomy" with another man. [ Read more → ]
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Gay cruise arrest in Dominica should be wake-up call for LGBT community

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Despite incredible progress on the road to equality particularly in many western nations, despite bold proclamations in support of LGBT people by important world leaders such as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, don’t forget that there are 76 countries around the world where it is illegal to be gay. [ Read more → ]
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Gay couple arrested on cruise ship ‘paraded like animals’

Saturday, March 24, 2012
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A gay couple from California, arrested earlier this in Dominica for alleging having sex "in open view," are disputing accounts of the incident by the cruise operator and the Caribbean island's authorities, and said that while in custody they were paraded around like animals. [ Read more → ]
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Gay men arrested for having sex on cruise ship plead guilty in Dominica

Thursday, March 22, 2012
ROSEAU, Dominica — Two men on an Atlantis gay cruise who were arrested Wednesday and accused of openly having sex on the boat while docked in the Roseau port, have plead guilty to a charge of indecent exposure are expected to leave the Caribbean island country later today. [ Read more → ]
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Two men on gay cruise arrested for having sex while docked in Dominica

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Two men on an Atlantis gay cruise have been arrested on charges of sodomy and indecent exposure for allegedly having sex in Dominica, a Caribbean island country where sex between two men is illegal. [ Read more → ]
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Right wing claims removal of archaic sodomy statue will encourage bestiality in U.S. military

Saturday, December 3, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a three-sentence instruction on page 147 of the 665-page bill, which would repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which currently prohibits troops from engaging in consensual sodomy. [ Read more → ]
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‘Is Homosexuality a Sin?’ — What this question is really asking…

Sunday, October 23, 2011
What “Is homosexuality a sin?” really means—what anyone asking that question is really asking—is, “Are acts of homosexual sex sinful?” That’s the question to which the whole Christian debate about homosexuality invariably and necessarily boils down. [ Read more → ]
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