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Maryland Cops Arrest Gay Men for 'Perverted Sexual Practice'

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reports the Washington Blade.Perverted sexual practice is another name for Maryland's anti-sodomy law. Though the Supreme Court's 2003 Lawrence v.

Texas ruling invalidated bans on consensual sodomy, many states still have such laws on the books — and are enforced, even if it runs afoul of federal law.One of those arrested for perverted sexual practice was in a private, locked video booth at the adult bookstore with another man when police in riot gear unlocked the door and arrested both, according to a friend of one of the arrested individuals who spoke with the Blade.“They spent the night in jail and were badly treated,” the friend said.

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