Texas Prohibited Consensual Sexual Activity Laws
|Sodomy Laws Applicable to||Same sex|
|Penalty for Sodomy||Pen. 21.06 Homosexual conduct: Class C misdemeanor; Note: found unconstitutional by Laurence v. Texas 1235 ct.2472, 539 U.S. 558 156 L.Ed 2d508|
|HIV Exposure and Compelled Testing for Offenders||Crim. Proc. §21.31 Upon indictment for felony sex offense or upon request of victim of alleged sex offense, court may order HIV testing of offender|
|Other Crimes Relating to Consensual Sex Acts||Pen. 21.07 Public lewdness: Class A misdemeanor |
Pen. 21.08 Indecent exposure: Class B misdemeanor
Pen. 42.01 Disorderly conduct: Class C misdemeanor
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