Until 10 years ago, there were still laws in some states that made consensual gay sexual contact explicitly illegal.
In 2002, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take the case appealing the arrest.
In 2003, the Supreme Court struck down all remaining "Homosexual Conduct" laws.
Today, ten years later, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA across the country.
Read more about the anti-sodomy laws at Lambda Legal.