Louisiana's 197-year-old sodomy law does not discriminate against gays and lesbians, a state appeals court ruled. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 on Wednesday against a gay advocacy group, leaving Louisiana's sodomy law intact. "This decision continues to put Louisiana outside the mainstream," said John D. Rawls, an attorney for Louisiana Electorate of Gays and Lesbians Inc., which challenged the law. "We are still the only state whose courts deny a right to privacy to its citizens, we are still the only state whose courts have upheld sodomy laws, we are still back in the 18th century unfortunately," he said. Full Yahoo Story I can't comment any further than Mr. Rawls statement. I even think it's an insult to 18th century culture for the comparison.