Buggery Law: Georgia, June 29, 1732

Death for buggery

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.




  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.