Ah, no Hugh. You have to first show that Jefferson's bill was enacted and then we'll address your other issues. And, there still was no Constitution at the time Jefferson proposed the bill. So how could Jefferson understand a document that didn't exist.
In 1779, Thomas Jefferson wrote a law in Virginia which contained a punishment of castration for men who engage in sodomy, however, what was intended by Jefferson as a liberalization of the (sodomy laws) in Virginia at (that time) was rejected by the Virginia Legislature, which continued to prescribe (death) as the (maximum penalty) for the (crime of sodomy) in that state.
Yahuah's Turah is against such acts as homosexuality why are you trying to defend what Yahuah says is an abomination punishable by death under His Turah ?
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
Lie - Hebrew 7901 shakab shaw-kab' a primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose):--X at all, cast down,((lover-))lay (self)(down),(make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay.
7902 shkabah shek-aw-baw' from 7901; a lying down (of dew, or for the sexual act):--X carnally, copulation, X lay, seed.
7903 shkobeth shek-o'-beth from 7901; a (sexual) lying with:--X lie.
13 If a man also (lie) with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Sodomite : Hebrew 6945 qadesh kaw-dashe' from 6942; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e.(technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:-- sodomite, unclean.
Iicentious : Lacking restraint, or ignoring societal standards, particularly in sexual conduct. Disregarding accepted rules.
Origin : Latin licentiōsus, from licentia (license, freedom)
The word Iicentious is where homosexuals and lesbians got the concept of sexual freedom from.