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However, the never criminalized homosexuality itself thanks to the influence of Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès, the Second Consul who was a homosexual man.
Furthermore, he suggested there were psychological and behavioral traits (such as effeminacy and cross-dressing), that betrayed a subset of exclusive sodomites who he believed suffered from a form of insanity.The Buggery Act was part of King Henry VIII's anticlerical campaign to discredit the Catholic church and seize its property.The English colonies in America adopted English law against sodomy or, as in case of Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island colonies, simply cited Leviticus as the basis for establishing sodomy as a capital offense.Therefore, medico-legal experts were the first to become interested in the scientific study of sexuality in the 19th century.
Auguste Ambroise Tardieu (1818-1879) published his (1857).
The report says: 'Mental illness accounts for over 20 per cent of the total burden of disease in the UK, more than cardiovascular disease or cancer.