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A 1939 revision to the original "crimes against nature" law in the State of Colorado. The law specified in greater detail the crime, including reference to "copulation per anus or os." It also revised down the penalty to at least one but no more than…

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The full text of the first obscenity law passed in Colorado in 1885. The law became a powerful tool for restricting the distribution of information about obscene subjects (like homosexuality), in addition to placing strict limits on objects with a…

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Section 46 of the Criminal Code of Colorado, established in 1861. It made "crimes against nature" (which typically included sodomy) a crime in the newly established Colorado Territory. The law would be revised several times, until it was revised out…
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