Section 46 of the Criminal Code of the Colorado Territory establishing "crimes against nature" (1861)

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Title

Section 46 of the Criminal Code of the Colorado Territory establishing "crimes against nature" (1861)

Subject

sodomy, crimes against nature

Description

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 of the criminal code in 1971.

Creator

Colorado Territorial Legislature

Source

Colorado Session Laws, William A. Wise Law Library, CU Boulder

Date

1861

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain -- published before 1926

Format

JEPG, PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

paper

Files

Citation

Colorado Territorial Legislature, “Section 46 of the Criminal Code of the Colorado Territory establishing "crimes against nature" (1861),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed November 26, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/152.