Last edited: March 28, 2004



  • Statute: Repealed 1973


            1905     Delaware becomes the last state in the nation to eliminate time in the pillory for acts of sodomy.

            1918     A Delaware appellate court becomes the first court in the nation to rule that a solicitation to commit sodomy is not an attempt to commit it.

            1962     The Delaware Supreme Court rules that the state’s strict ban on probation for sodomy can be ignored by courts.

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