I found our discussion of Sodomy to be very interesting. To be honest, I have never heard of this word really except in passing and I knew that it was particularly negative but I had no idea that it just simply meant oral or anal sex. Although I understand that sodomy relates to non-reproductive sex which ended up being associated with gay sex, I can’t help but feel like it is a ridiculous term. To think that heterosexual couples didn’t practice oral or anal sex (though maybe it wasn’t as common, there were definitely people who did it) is a very naive assumption. I can assure you that heterosexual couples in the past 3 decades have been having oral and anal sex and were not punished. Also, to say it is not natural is also laughable. There are examples in the natural world of sodomy. There are bats that practice oral sex, regardless of gender. Therefore, how can it be unnatural? It amazes me that sodomy was still illegal and punishable by prison in some states in the United States until 2003. It is wild that I lived during a time where private same-sex sex was a crime only 14 years ago and now same-sex marriage is nationally recognized and legal. We have come far in LGBT acceptance but I also think that we can’t say that LGBT people need to stop pushing for their rights. Same-sex marriage was not the end of the battle and seeing as just 14 years ago sodomy was illegal, it is guaranteed that there are states and people who don’t accept LGBT individuals and think they should be punished.