Sodomy Laws and APA Convention
Policy Statements on Lesbian,
Gay, and Bisexual Concerns
Adopted by the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives on August
11 & 14, 1988
APA reaffirms its opposition to laws criminalizing consensual adult sexual behavior in
private and directs the Board of Convention Affairs to consider the presence of such laws
as a factor in the selection of future convention sites and in programming (Fox, 1989, p.
Fox, R.E. (1989). Proceedings of the American Psychological Association, Incorporated,
for the year 1988: Minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of Representatives.
American Psychologist, 44, 996-1028.