Last edited: February 23, 2005
- Statute: 16-15-120, Buggery. Unconstitutional under Lawrence
- Penalty: 5 years/$500
- Classification: Felony
- Restrictions: None
Section 16-15-120. Buggery.
Whoever shall commit the abominable crime of buggery, whether with mankind or with
beast, shall, on conviction, be guilty of felony and shall be imprisoned in the
Penitentiary for five years or shall pay a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, or
both, at the discretion of the court.
Carolina abolishes the death penalty for sodomy, but doesnít establish a
replacement penalty. This oversight isnít corrected for three years.
Carolina adopts the first constitutional ban on voting by those convicted of
sodomy. In 1970, South Carolina voters repeal this provision.
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