Buggery law: Georgia, June 29, 1732

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The Georgia Colony was chartered as a private "trusteeship," with the English buggery statute apparently regarded as in force.[1]


In 1777 Georgia legislators affirmed that the statutes of England (implicitly including its buggery law) were still in force, suggesting that this law was earlier considered operative.


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References

  1. Jonathan Ned Katz, Gay/Lesbian Almanac (NY: Harper & Row, 1983), p. 133, citing Horatio Marbury and Wm. H. Crawford, ed., Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia . . . 1755 to 1800 . . . (Savannah Georgia: Seymour, Woohopter & Stebbins, 1802), pp. 400-01; for the law of 1777 see same.
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