North Carolina's Sodomy Law

North Carolina enforces 14-177. Crime against nature against any person who "shall commit the crime against nature, with mankind or beast". North Carolina awards a punishment classified as a Class I felony upon successful conviction, with a presumptive imprisonment of two years.

The legislative intent and purpose of this section is to punish persons who undertake by unnatural and indecent methods to gratify a perverted and depraved sexual instinct which is an offense against public decency and morality.
[State v. Stubbs, 266 N.C. 295, 145 S.E.2d 899 (1966)]
[State v. Adams, 299 N.C. 699, 264 S.E.2d 46 (1980)]

Unmarried persons are subject to prosecution for consensual fellatio done in private.
[State v. Poe, 40 N.S. App. 385, 253 S.E.2d 843, cert. denied and appeal dismissed, 298 N.C. 303, 259 S.E.2d 304 (1979), appeal dismissed, 445 U.S. 947, 100 S. Ct. 1593, 63 L. Ed. 2d 782 (1980)]

North Carolina also prohibits Fornication which includes "habitual intercourse" as proscribed behavior punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.
[State v. Davenport, 225 N.v. 13, 33 S.E.2d 136 (1945)]
[State v. Ivey, 230 N.C. 172, 52 S.E.2d 346 (1949)]
[State v. Kleiman, 241 N.C. 277, 85 S.E.2d 148 (1954)]

The privilege of marriage is explained to be an avoidance of prosecution for legal access to habitual intercourse with one's sexual partner.
[State v. Robinson, 9 B.C. Appp. 433, 176 S.E.2d 253 (1970)]

It is also illegal for persons of the opposite sex to be occupy the same bedroom at a hotel for immoral purposes. The penalty after a successful conviction is a Class 2 misdemeanor. This section may be constitutional because of the vagueness of the term "immoral purposes" which would include immoral, but legal acts.
[State v. Sanders, 37 N.C. App. 53, 245 S.E.2d 397 (1978)]