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Sodomy

In seeking clarification of Bahá’u’lláh’s prohibition against sodomy, you should note that whatever the connotations of the word “sodomy” in the English language, the term used in Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings, namely, “lavát", merely means anal copulation by a male with another male or with a woman.” (Universal House of Justice, to an individual, September 11, 2006, cited at http://www.bahaimarriage.net/MarriageCanBeForever... )


[When asked whether sodomy included oral sex, this was the response from the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice.] “In seeking clarification of Bahá’u’lláh’s prohibition against sodomy, you should note that whatever the connotations of the word “sodomy” in the English language, the term used in Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings, namely, “lavát", merely means anal copulation by a male with another male or with a woman.”
(On behalf of the Universal House of Justice, letter to an individual, September 11, 2006, cited at http://www.bahaimarriage.net/MarriageCanBeForever-QuotationCompilation.pdf )