"Sodomy" means carnally knowing any person by the anus or by or with the mouth.
NOTE: The Hennepin County District Court found section 609.293 unconstitutional as applied to private, noncommercial acts by consenting adults in Doe v. Ventura, No. 01-489 (4th Dist. Ct. Hennepin County, May 15, 2001). In Devescovi v. Ventura, 195 F. Supp. 2d 1146 (D. Minn. 2002), the United States District Court found that, since the decision was not appealed, the Hennepin County District Court decision is binding state law.
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