On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck straight straight down a Texas legislation banning sodomy that is gay a watershed minute for homosexual liberties. But fifteen years later on, same-sex partners face another court case that aims to move right straight back their liberties.
Left to right: John Lawrence, Attorney Mitchell Katine and Tyron Garner celebrate the present landmark Supreme Court ruling for a Texas sodomy legislation, during a homosexual pride parade in Houston on June 28, 2003. REUTERS/Carlos A. Martinez
John Lawrence and Tyron Garner weren’t in love, they weren’t a committed few plus it’s unclear which they had been also having sex one September 1998 night in Lawrence’s Houston apartment each time a officer rush in and arrested them for breaking a Texas law that prohibited “deviate sexual activity with another person of the identical sex.” That legislation had been seldom enforced, particularly in domiciles — how many times, most likely, do police come in personal rooms? (more…)