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Sen. work to fix loophole in forcible sodomy law

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Posted at 3:10 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 16:10:39-04

The time frame in which to fix a loophole in Oklahoma's forcible sodomy law is closing soon.

A court ruling prompted the push for a change after a state law mandated that “it’s not considered rape if a person forces oral sex on another person that is intoxicated or unconscious.” 

New language was introduced in a House conference committee earlier this month and authored by Rep. Scott Biggs. Some senators said the rewriting of the law has too broad of a definition of consent. According to them, this issue could lead to overcharging crimes.