Views Read Edit View history. Those blacks who could vote began switching their party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, thereby becoming the first wave of black voters to shape social and political reform. The code states that "Whoever has carnal intercourse with a person of the same sex shall be punished, where the act does not constitute a more serious crime, with imprisonment from three months to three years. Somaliland continues to apply the penal code in the country. The Progressive Era of brought the largest electoral change in U.
The non-abolishment of the code is one of the reasons, noted by European scholars, why some advanced European countries won't recognize Somaliland independence. Some men, after having an experience in the service with another man would try to go home and get married and return to "normal" life, he said, but when it didn't work they'd keep returning to New York. Massive social and governmental changes took place in America in the first decades of the twentieth century, fueled by the Progressive Era, World War I, and the Great Depression.
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