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            1918     A contradictory guide for justices of the peace is published which defines sodomy as 1) sodomy, buggery, and bestiality, which it claimed were synonymous; 2) sodomy was not bestiality; and 3) sodomy was unnatural copulation with man or beast, but it also was only unnatural copulation between humans.

            1954     Kentucky becomes the first state adopting a state Uniform Code of Military Justice for its militia, based on the federal code, to include a specific sodomy provision. In 1970, it becomes the first state as well to repeal this explicit provision.


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