The Consenting Adult Sex Bill
is a consenting adult law, passed in California
in 1975 and effective in January 1976
, that repealed the sodomy law
in California and made gay sex
legal for the first time. George Moscone
, an early proponent of gay rights
, in conjunction with his friend and ally in the Assembly, Willie Brown
, managed to get the bill passed, repealing the existing Californian laws against sodomy
. The repeal was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown
- (1975). "Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing All Sex Acts." Los Angeles Times. May 14.
- Woods, William and Diane Binson (2003). Bay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy. Binghamton: Haworth Press.