Well, technically, since the sodomy laws were really designed for non-het sodomy (weren't they? or am I thinking of the wrong state?), us who aren't male and of that persuasion can't necessarily *really* do the appropriate thing. I highly encourage you to do so, however.
It is awfully well-timed for Pride, though. I bet the Texas Pride celebrations will be fun.
Well, the point is: I ain't going to be performing sodomy with torquemada or fin9901, as they both fancy people of the opposite gender to mine (AFAIK, anyways). Meanwhile, eac is of the opposite gender to mine and has a built-in partner for the whole sodomy thing already (and a very handsome one, at that, but I digress).
The Texas laws were just for gays -- in fact, as I understand it, sodomy was legal in Texas for heterosexuals (as was the case in two other states).
In North Carolina, for instance, crimes against nature were indeed applicable to heterosexuals as well as homosexuals. In fact, the most recent case in NC involved a heterosexual couple -- a woman's ex called the cops to report that she was engaging in oral sex with her new boyfriend, and the couple was arrested and put on trial under the crimes against nature law. This was quite recent, as I recall. Numerous other states were in the same position -- they didn't care (on the books, anyway) whether someone was gay or straight; the act of oral or anal sex was illegal.