An article from 1948 presenting a state-by-state breakdown as to how each municipality preferred to enforce sodomy laws and various other sexual infractions:
"The laws against sodomy are most often applied to homosexuals, especially when an adult has made an advance to a minor...The origin of these laws is often obscure. Many of them derive straight from the Old Testament, or from Roman or English common law."
From Amazon: Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds
In 1953, a gay fellow spilled the beans - read about it here...