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Idaho Sodomy Suit Revives Specters Of The Law’s Dark History – Part 2

In part one of this series, we learned about the long history of how so-called “crimes against nature laws” banning anal and oral sex came to be in Idaho and the rest of the United States. 

The ACLU of Idaho is currently suing the state to overturn Idaho’s statute that, in some ways, is still being enforced.

In the final installment of our two-part series, James Dawson reports how society, eventually, softened its views on these laws — though their effects still ripple throughout parts of the country.

A warning for listeners: This story covers sexual topics.