Churchgoing Alabama Appeals Court Judges Strike Down Ban On Sodomy

The five churchgoing members of the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals unanimously struck down the state’s ban on sodomy on Friday, stating that Alabama’s law against sex acts between those of the same gender is unconstitutional. Justices Windom, Welch, Kellum, Burke and Joiner overturned Alabama Code 13A-6-65 in making their declaration, which criminalizes those who engage in “deviate sexual intercourse with another person,” and “[c]onsent is no defense to a prosecution.” 

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