State Laws and Legislation

Utah Sodomy Law

Utah’s sodomy law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2003, as a result of the Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, No. 02-102 (U.S. June 26, 2003). Utah's misdemeanor sodomy statute carried a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $299 fine. It applied to both same-sex and opposite-sex conduct. Utah Code Ann. § 76-5-403 (2002).


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