2013 US Code
Title 10 - Armed Forces
Subtitle A - General Military Law (§§ 101 - 2925)
Part II - PERSONNEL (§§ 501 - 1805)
Chapter 47 - UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE (§§ 801 - 946)
Subchapter X - PUNITIVE ARTICLES (§§ 877 - 934)
Section 925 - Art 125. Forcible sodomy; bestiality

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle A - General Military Law
PART II - PERSONNEL
CHAPTER 47 - UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER X - PUNITIVE ARTICLES
Sec. 925 - Art 125. Forcible sodomy; bestiality
Containssection 925
Date2013
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 2014
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 74; Pub. L. 113-66, div. A, title XVII, §1707(a), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 961.
Statutes at Large References64 Stat. 141
127 Stat. 961
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 113-66

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Art 125. Forcible sodomy; bestiality - 10 U.S.C. § 925 (2013)
§925. Art 125. Forcible sodomy; bestiality

(a) Forcible Sodomy.—Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex by force or without the consent of the other person is guilty of forcible sodomy and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

(b) Bestiality.—Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with an animal is guilty of bestiality and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

(c) Scope of Offenses.—Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete an offense under subsection (a) or (b).

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 74; Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title XVII, §1707(a), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 961.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
925(a)

925(b)

50:719(a).

50:719(b).

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, §1 (Art. 125), 64 Stat. 141.
AMENDMENTS

2013—Pub. L. 113–66 amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:

"(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.

"(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."

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