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Is oral sex against the law

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The graphic is accurate in that some states still have laws against oral sex on the books, an artifact of anti-sodomy laws that some states rewrote to specifically target LGBTQ residents.

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The high court ruled in a decision that two gay men, John Geddes Lawrence Jr. The present case does not involve minors.

It does not involve persons who might be injured or coerced or who are situated in relationships where consent might not easily be refused. It does not involve public conduct or prostitution.

It does not involve whether the government must give formal recognition to any relationship that homosexual persons seek to enter. The case does involve two adults who, with full and mutual consent from each other, engaged in sexual practices common to a homosexual lifestyle.

The petitioners are entitled to respect for their private lives.

The State cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime. The Lawrence ruling also struck down anti-sodomy laws around the United States, which included laws prohibiting oral sex.

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However, according to Camilla Taylor, acting legal director for civil rights group Lambda Legalthe states with such statutes do not have to remove them from legislative records: Some of them were passed by statute.

Those state legislatures have never rescinded them.

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