Court Opinion Language

I couldn’t help but chuckle when reading some court decisions from the 1970s and 80s for my criminal law class.  The use of language is telling. 

Forced sex between a man and a woman is called, obviously, “Rape.”  

Forced sex between a man and another man (in prison) is called, interestingly, “Unwanted homosexual conduct.”

 

Hmmm….

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2 comments

  1. This must be one of those rights above and beyond what straight people have that us gays were protesting for.

    Turns out we had it the whole time.

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