crime against nature
- An outdated term for sexual acts considered abnormal or deviant, ranging from bestiality to necrophilia, which some states may still classify as illegal, although consensual acts are protected under a 2003 decision
- The old law book referred to certain acts as a crime against nature.
- Few states continue to enforce crime against nature statutes, reflecting changing societal norms.
- Any law categorizing consensual acts with adults as a crime against nature is unconstitutional.