Originally Posted by Barnburner
Yeah but, they could put him down because it actually stated "immoral purposes." Which isn't a concrete boundary and apart from the obvious things, what someone may deem immoral someone else may not. The white man used this to their advantage.
Here's a nice quote, yeah it's from Wikipedia but, it sums up nicely what I'm saying above.
It's ambiguous immorality language allowed selective prosecutions for many years, and was used to criminalize forms of consensual sexual behaviour.