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three states specifically target their statutes at same-sex relations only kansas, kentucky, and texas. In 2003, the case of lawrence v texas saw a same-sex couple prosecuted for sodomy for. Despite the abolition of sodomy as a crime, the sexual offences act, 1957 set the age of consent for same-sex activities at 19, whereas for opposite-sex activities it was 16. This was rectified by the criminal law (sexual offences and related matters) amendment act, 2007 , which comprehensively reformed the law on sex offences to make it gender- and orientation-neutral, and set 16 as the. Sodomy laws in the united states, which outlawed a variety of sexual acts, were inherited from colonial laws in the 1600s. While they often targeted sexual acts between persons of the same sex, many statutes employed definitions broad enough to outlaw certain sexual acts between persons of different sexes, in some cases even including acts between married persons. Flickr while sodomy laws have historically been used as an excuse to prohibit same-sex behavior , in 2003 the supreme court case lawrence v. The idaho aclu, as well as other attorneys, filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that criminalizes consensual, same-sex oral and anal sex between adults using idahos crime against nature. Criminal sodomy in kansas includes anal or oral sexual penetration between individuals who are over the legal age of consent and members of the same sex. This sex crime law includes sodomy with a child who is over 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age or causing a child between the ages of 14 and 16 to engage in sodomy with any other person or animal. michigan is one of the last states to keep an anti-sodomy law on the books, which criminalizes oral and anal sex -- most states dropped theirs. The original law went into the books in 1805 before the southern state made it into the union. The graphic is accurate in that some states still have laws against oral sex on the books, an artifact of anti-sodomy laws that some states rewrote to specifically target lgbtq residents. data from pornhub reveals that from 2009 to 2015, search volume for anal sex videos skyrocketed by 120 percent.