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1939-Amended sodomy law copy.jpg
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…

1861-Criminal Code of Colorado-Section 46.jpg
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…

1890, March 13-Crimes Against Nature-FC Courier-pp 8.jpg
The Fort Collins Courier reports on the events of the local grand jury, including charging a man named James Kennelly with a "crime against nature." The details of the crime are vague, but may have included homosexual acts. If so, Kennelly may have…

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In an editorial comments, the Fort Collins Courier lambasts the numerous residents of City of Denver, who it calls "Sodomites of the capital city" for their overwhelming votes in the U.S. presidential contest for William Jennings Bryan over William…

1909-May 5-Greeley Tribune-pp 1.jpg
A brief account of the arrest of a young man as a "degenerate" and "moral pervert." While the specifics of his crime are not detailed in the account, both terms were used to describe those accused of sodomy and similar offenses in the early 20th…

A century of change.pdf
An account on changes in the news industry that included mention of newspapers coverage of sodomy. The article appeared in the Greeley Tribune on April 6, 1893; however, the story was taken from the American Press Association and likely appeared in…

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In an 1882 article in the Fort Collins Courier, the city was labeled a "modern sodom."
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