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A Guide to America’s Sex Laws

A Guide to America’s Sex Laws is the first concise compendium of the nation’s sex laws. It summarizes the laws regulating personal sexual activity, revealing gaps, anachronisms, anomalies, inequalities, and irrationalities, and providing an empirical basis for studies of sexual regulation. Judge Richard A. Posner and Katharine B. Silbaugh cover broadly defined areas of regulation, providing background and definitions and placing the laws in their historical and constitutional context. From Alabama to Wyoming, this informative and fascinating reference book will be an essential resource.

"It takes only a few minutes with A Guide to [America’s] Sex to realize that the nation’s laws governing what two consenting adults can do with one another are an odd jumble."—Eric Fidler, San Diego Commerce

"Especially noteworthy is how laws governing various sexual activities vary from state to state."—Library Journal

"Fascinating and often surprising facts are concisely documented and conveniently organized in A Guide."—Carlin Meyer, New York Law Journal

248 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1996

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Gender and Sexuality

Law and Legal Studies: General Legal Studies

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: Rape and Sexual Assault
2: Marital Exemptions from Rape and Sexual Assault
3: Age of Consent
4: Sodomy
5: Transmission of Disease
6: Public Nudity and Indecency
7: Fornication
8: Adultery
9: Abuse of Position of Trust or Authority
10: Incest
11: Bigamy
12: Prostitution
13: Possession of Obscene Materials
14: Bestiality
15: Necrophilia
16: Obscene Communications
17: Voyeurism
Glossary

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