New Mexico House of Representatives passes a proposed new criminal code that
includes a repeal of the consensual sodomy law, making it the first state ever
to have a repeal bill pass a house of a legislature. Unfortunately for
history, the Senate doesn’t go along and the new code fails to become law.
The bill also uses the unique term “variant sexual practice,” rather than
“deviant sexual practice,” as was preferred by other states.
court judge Lewis Sutin becomes the nation’s most outspoken anti-sodomy law
state court judge, following the retirement of Indiana Supreme Court Justice
Amos Jackson. Sutin continues on his crusade until the law is repealed in
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