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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. 1026).


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.


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