Even before Louisiana officially became a state, it ran its own government and enacted and enforced its own laws. One of the laws, passed in the early 19th century, came to be commonly known as the “Crime Against Nature” law. The law effectively banned any sex that wasn’t straight vaginal intercourse — anal sex, oral sex, etc. In the Bible belt state of Louisiana, any other sex was simply an abomination in the eyes of God and a crime against nature.
Centuries later, the law is still in effect much to the shock and dismay of many of Louisiana’s residents and even law enforcement officials. Why is the antiquated law still enforced? If you find out who exactly is being busted by Crime Against Nature, you find the answer to that question.
Oral and anal sex are outlawed by Louisiana’s “Crimes Against Nature” law, a bill that was first adopted over 200 years ago. Today those that are convicted are charged with a felony and deemed sex offenders in the eyes of the state. Jordan Flaherty, activist and author, says this antiquated act targets gays and transgenders and is an outlandish display of discrimination from Louisiana’s legislators.