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Looking Back on Lawrence v. Texas: VIDEO


Lambda Legal looks back on the case that brought down sodomy laws:

In 1998, on a September night in Houston, police stormed into John Lawrence's home and arrested him and Tyron Garner for violating Texas' "homosexual conduct" law. "Overruled!" highlights their story and the courtroom drama behind Lawrence v. Texas -- the case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down all remaining state sodomy laws and launched a new era in the LGBT rights movement.


In related news, our legal expert Ari Ezra Waldman offered his thoughts on discussion of the new book Flagrant Conduct, which tells the story of the case, last week.

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  1. Fun fact - for an even more revealing look at this case, check out this article from last week's New Yorker - turns out there was no actual homosexual conduct on the night of the arrest...

    Posted by: Trent | Mar 15, 2012 2:04:27 PM

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