What is sodomy?
Sodomy is defined as “an act of sexual intercourse between two persons who are of opposite sexes”.
This offence is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, but the law also includes a provision for a life sentence.
The offence was first introduced in the state of Texas in 1967.
In 1993, the state legislature amended the state’s sodomy law to make it a felony to engage in sexual intercourse with a person who is a person of the opposite sex.
A conviction for an offence of sexual penetration or carnal knowledge with a child under 13 is punishable with up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000.
A person who engages in sexual penetration of a person under 13 can face up to 20 years imprisonment.
This offence has been used as a tool to prosecute the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community in the US.
Texas is the most conservative state in the country, with a very conservative interpretation of the Constitution and its laws.
Its law also contains provisions to prevent child sexual abuse, a crime that is punishable in most US states.
This includes the sexual assault of a child and the possession of child pornography.
In 2013, a man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child in a trailer park.
Despite its extreme views, the Texas Legislature has been trying to change the law.
Last year, a bill was introduced in Texas that would make the offence a class C felony punishable by up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
A separate bill would also make the crime a class A felony punishable with a mandatory minimum of 15 years in the prison.
However, the bill did not receive any traction in the House of Representatives.
While the bill has been put forward for debate, it is unlikely that it will become law.
What is the punishment for sodomy in Texas?
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the offence of sodomy is a Class C felony which means that the punishment is mandatory.
The maximum penalty for this offence is a mandatory prison term of 10 years.
This offence also includes sexual penetration and the sexual abuse of a minor.
In Texas, it can be charged with a class B felony, which carries a minimum sentence of one year in prison and a maximum of five years in federal prison.
For example, if you are convicted of sodomizing a child, the maximum prison term is 10 years and a minimum penalty is two years.
However, if a person is charged with sodomy with a minor, the minimum penalty for that offence is one year and a lifetime maximum prison period.
According the Texas Penal Code, if someone is convicted of an offence under a sexual battery, the penalty is a class 4 felony punishable under a mandatory sentence of up, five years, or a lifetime in prison.