It's followed by more than 10 similar cases in NSW alone over the next few years. Sudan Kenya Niger Uganda. Supreme Court overturns its Bowers v. Portugal reinstates its sodomy laws under the Salazar dictatorship. Supreme Court rules that the Constitution does not protect the right of gay adults to engage in consensual sodomy in private. Federal legislation prevents states from passing their own laws, the court says.
The Code of Assura from Middle Assyria prescribes castration for soldiers caught engaging in passive homosexual behavior.
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Marriage Cases that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is unconstitutional. Scarecrow Press — via Google Books. Thomas Jefferson writes a law proposing castration instead of hanging for sodomy but the idea is rejected by the Virginia Legislature. Wachowski is the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender. He loses his job after the Tasmanian government says that unless he is fired from the Tasmanian AIDS Council, they will withdraw funding.
He is eventually found by a cyclist, who initially mistakes him for a scarecrow. January After three defeats in the Lords, Labour government forces through law lowering age of consent for gay men to Michael Kirby marries partner of 50 years. Inthe Court of Appeals rules that the dismissal was improper. December 3, - Hawaii's Judge Chang rules that the state does not have a legal right to deprive same-sex couples of the right to marrymaking Hawaii the first state to recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same privileges as heterosexual married couples. British-ruled Hong Kong enacts sodomy laws prescribing life sentences.