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On February 20, 2013, the Virginia House of Delegates passed the bill by a vote of 62 to 25 votes.On March 20, 2013, Governor Bob Mc Donnell signed the repeal of the lewd and lascivious cohabitation statute from the Code of Virginia.
In that year, the Model Penal Code (MPC) — developed by the American Law Institute to promote uniformity among the states as they modernized their statutes — struck a compromise that removed consensual sodomy from its criminal code while making it a crime to solicit for sodomy.
On February 7, 2014, the Virginia Senate voted 40-0 in favor of revising the crimes against nature statue to remove the ban on same-sex sexual relationships.
On March 6, 2014, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 100-0 in favor of the bill.
Also included with this sodomy law was a psychopathic offender law and a law "to provide for the treatment of sexual psychopaths in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes." The law went into effect on June 9, 1948. House exercised the power that it retained to veto laws passed by the District of Columbia Council.
In 1953, Congress changed the solicitation law in the District of Columbia so that the jail term of up to 90 days was retained, but the maximum fine was raised to 0, and the reference to the power of judges to "impose conditions" on the defendant was removed. In 1981, after the District of Columbia regained home rule from Congress, it enacted a law that repealed the sodomy law, as well as other consensual acts, and made the sexual assault laws gender-neutral. On October 1, 1981, the House voted 281-119 to disallow the new law.