On April 7, the Governor submitted slightly different version of the bill.It was enacted by the Legislature on April 23, 2014. In April 2014, a proposed Louisiana bill sought to revise the state's crime against nature law, maintaining the existing prohibition against sodomy during the commission of rape and child sex abuse, and against sex with animals, but removing the unconstitutional prohibition against sex between consenting adults.In 2013, Montana removed "sexual contact or sexual intercourse between two persons of the same sex" from its definition of deviate sexual conduct, Virginia repealed its lewd and lascivious cohabitation statute, and sodomy was legalized in the US armed forces.In 2005, basing its decision on Lawrence, the Supreme Court of Virginia in Martin v.
As of April 2014, 17 states either have not yet formally repealed their laws against sexual activity among consenting adults, or have not revised them to accurately reflect their true scope in the aftermath of Lawrence v. Often, the sodomy law was drafted to also encompass other forms of sexual conduct such as bestiality, and no attempt has subsequently succeeded in separating them.
Michigan followed, with a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment while repeat offenders got life.
By 2002, 36 states had repealed their sodomy laws or their courts had overturned them. Texas struck down the Texas same-sex sodomy law, ruling that this private sexual conduct is protected by the liberty rights implicit in the due process clause of the United States Constitution.
On February 20, 2013, the Virginia House of Delegates passed the bill by a vote of 62 to 25 votes.
On March 20, 2013, Governor Bob Mc Donnell signed the repeal of the lewd and lascivious cohabitation statute from the Code of Virginia.