Dishonorable passions: sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003

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Viking,
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2008.
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English
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A history of the government's regulation of sexual behavior traces the historical purposes behind the prohibition against sodomy in early America and continues with a discussion of how the law was referenced in different contexts in later years, covering such topics as the McCarthy era, the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and the 2003 Supreme Court decision to decriminalize private sex between consenting adults. 20,000 first printing.
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subject_facet Sex and law -- United States -- History, Sex crimes -- United States -- History, Sodomy -- United States -- Cases, Sodomy -- United States -- History
title_display Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003
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title_short Dishonorable passions :
title_sub sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003