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BDSM and The Law

 
Wyoming

This is NOT legal advice.

If you live in Wyoming ask your Legislator to change these laws

An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in-meat freezer!

Age of Consent in Wyoming  is 18  

-4-101. Prostitution; penalties.

 A person who knowingly or intentionally performs or permits, or offers or agrees to perform or permit an act of sexual intrusion, as defined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(vii), for money or other property commits prostitution which is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both.

 6-4-102. Soliciting an act of prostitution; penalties.

 A person is guilty of soliciting an act of prostitution if, with the intent that an act of sexual intrusion as defined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(vii) be committed, that person knowingly or intentionally pays, or offers or agrees to pay money or other property to another person under circumstances strongly corroborative of the intention that an act of prostitution be committed. Soliciting an act of prostitution is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both.

 6-4-103. Promoting prostitution; penalties.

 (a) A person commits a felony if he:

 (i) Knowingly or intentionally entices or compels another person to become a prostitute;

 (ii) Knowingly or intentionally procures, or offers or agrees to procure, a person for another person for the purpose of prostitution;

 (iii) Having control over the use of a place, knowingly or intentionally permits another person to use the place for prostitution; or

 (iv) Receives money or other property from a prostitute, without lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from prostitution.

 (b) The felony defined by this section is punishable by imprisonment for not more than three (3) years, a fine of not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000.00), or both. However, the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both, under paragraph (i) of subsection (a) of this section if the person enticed or compelled is under eighteen (18) years of age.

 
6-4-401. Bigamy; penalties; defense.

(a) A person commits bigamy if, being married and knowing that his spouse is alive, he marries again.

 (b) It is a defense that the accused person reasonably believed that he was eligible to remarry.

 (c) Bigamy is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.


OBSCENITY
6-4-301. Definitions.

(a) As used in this article:

(i) "Disseminate" means to sell, distribute, deliver, provide, exhibit or otherwise make available to another;

(ii) "Material" includes any form of human expression or communication intended for, or capable of, visual, auditory or sensory perception;

(iii) "Obscene" is material which the average person would find:

(A) Applying contemporary community standards, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;

(B) Applying contemporary community standards, depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and

(C) Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

(iv) "Produce or reproduce" means to bring into being regardless of the process or means employed. Undeveloped photographs, films, molds, casts, printing plates and like articles may be obscene notwithstanding that further processing or other acts are necessary to make the obscenity patent or to disseminate or exhibit the obscene material;

(v) "Sexual conduct" means:

(A) Patently offensive representations or descriptions of ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated;

(B) Sado-masochistic abuse; or

(C) Patently offensive representations or descriptions of masturbation, excretory functions or lewd exhibitions of the genitals.

6-4-302. Promoting obscenity; penalties.

(a) A person commits the crime of promoting obscenity if he:

(i) Produces or reproduces obscene material with the intent of disseminating it;

(ii) Possesses obscene material with the intent of disseminating it; or

(iii) Knowingly disseminates obscene material.

(b) Promoting obscenity is a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction as follows:

(i) If to an adult, by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not to exceed one (1) year, or both;





 

 

  

 

 

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