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South Carolina Man Convicted of Sodomy Sues Over Sex Offender Status

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the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina.He claims that his partner was also convicted, according to South Carolina newspaper The Post and Courier.In 2003, the U.S.

Supreme Court found existing state anti-sodomy laws in the country unconstitutional. Before that decision in Lawrence v. Texas, these laws were often used to persecute queer people — with “buggery” laws punishing queer men with hefty penalties and time in jail.Those found guilty under South Carolina’s anti-sodomy law before 2003 had to register as sex offenders.

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