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7 years ago
Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a. Sodomy and bigamy were originally canonical offenses punishable by ecclesiastical courts in England; however, each later became a common-law offense.

b. All American jurisdictions have statutes prohibiting bigamy.

c. Nonconsensual sodomy is a crime against a person, not a crime against morality.

d. Although enforcement has become rare, the majority of states still define sodomy as a criminal offense.
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2 months ago
The statement that is incorrect is option a. Sodomy and bigamy were originally canonical offenses punishable by ecclesiastical courts in England, but each later became a common-law offense .

Option b is correct. All American jurisdictions have statutes prohibiting bigamy.

Option c is correct. Nonconsensual sodomy is a crime against a person, not a crime against morality.

Option d is incorrect. The majority of states no longer define sodomy as a criminal offense.

I hope this helps!.
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