Take a Stand against the Crime Against Nature Statute

What is #CANSCantstand?

CANScantSTAND is a movement to repeal RS 14:89.2. This revised statute, also known as Crime Against Nature by Solicitation, is a law making the “solicitation by a human being of another with the intent to engage in any unnatural carnal copulation for compensation” constitutionally illegal. However, the problem with this Louisiana law is it has been used to target minority communities throughout the state. The CANScantSTAND movement aims to push legislators and the community to work together to abolish this state law.

who is affected by the crime against nature statute?

This discriminatory law, established in 1805, has been used over the last two centuries, to harass, fine, imprison, and target lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as individuals of color. This unequal treatment continues to persist into present day with detrimental consequences.

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