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Is Sodomy Always a Crime in California?

Sodomy is a crime in California, but that does not mean that sodomy is always treated as a crime. Essentially, sodomy is anal sex. It is defined as any sexual penetration by one’s penis to another’s anus no matter how slight.1 In 2003, the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas declared that criminalizing anal sex between consenting adults was unconstitutional. The decision was the Supreme Court’s way of taking a…

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