October 1, 2020 at 4:51 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Md. sodomy law officially repealed
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A law that officially repeals Maryland’s sodomy law took effect on Thursday.

The U.S. Supreme Court in its 2003 Lawrence v. Texas ruling said state laws that criminalized consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults were unconstitutional.

Maryland earlier this year approved a bill that repealed the state’s sodomy law. Virginia lawmakers in 2014 repealed their state’s sodomy ban.

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