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Old 12-21-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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No.

You don't.

Kentucky anti-sodomy laws as applied to same-sex sexual activity were struck down in 1992 by the Kentucky Supreme Court as being in violation of the state constitution (as applied to opposite sex sexual activity were legislatively repealed decades earlier). And the United States Supreme Court ruled all such laws in any jurisdiction to be in violation of the United States Constitution in Lawrence v. Texas (2003). Te only 'sodomy' law that remain applicable are those involving a lack of consent, wherein the issue isn't sodomy but the lack of consent. And if that's what you're talking about, then it has absolutely zero relevance to this discussion.
This is an important difference.

Canada's blasphemy law, although dormant since the 1930s, could have been used to charge and convict people for saying something deemed religiously offensive.

If Kentucky still has anti-sodomy laws on the books, and they may very well have, those laws have been rendered moot by SCOTUS. If somebody is charged under those laws, they cannot be convicted as the law is itself illegal.
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No.

You don't.

Kentucky anti-sodomy laws as applied to same-sex sexual activity were struck down in 1992 by the Kentucky Supreme Court as being in violation of the state constitution (as applied to opposite sex sexual activity were legislatively repealed decades earlier). And the United States Supreme Court ruled all such laws in any jurisdiction to be in violation of the United States Constitution in Lawrence v. Texas (2003). Te only 'sodomy' law that remain applicable are those involving a lack of consent, wherein the issue isn't sodomy but the lack of consent. And if that's what you're talking about, then it has absolutely zero relevance to this discussion.
TN man charged with sodomy, accused of sexual offense with KY juvenile


There are numerous sodomy arrests in 2018 in KY.


When its lack or consent, or sex with someone under age, the charges are rape, child molest, sex assault, etc etc.


'Sodomy' refers to one particular type of sex, I realize the SP outlawed sodomy laws, but its pretty strange they still use the name, especially when they have other charges they could impose that apply to the same thing, using the sodomy charge specifically is kind of strange in these cases.
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