Tag Archives: Lawrence V. Texas

KANSAS: Lawmakers Call For Continued Criminalization Of LGBT Residents

Even though in 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all anti-sodomy laws in its landmark Lawrence vs. Texas ruling, two state legislators in Kansas are fighting to keep their now unconstitutional laws on the books. The Kansas Equality Coalition reports: State Representatives Jan Pauls (D, Hutchinson), and Lance Kinzer (R, Olathe) said yesterday that being gay or lesbian should …

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MONTANA: Republican Party Wants To “Keep Homosexual Acts Illegal”

The Montana GOP refuses to remove a call to “keep homosexual acts illegal”, which falls under the “Crime” section of their party platform, despite the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence ruling. In fact, they are keeping the plank even though Montana’s own state Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay sex six years before SCOTUS. Montana GOP executive director Bowen …

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Quote Of The Day – Antonin Scalia

“My burden is not to show that originalism is perfect but to show that it beats the other available alternatives. Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer.” – Supreme Court Justice …

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Texas: Kicked Out For A Kiss

A group of gay men were thrown out of an El Paso, Texas restaurant last week after a security guard objected to a kiss between two of the men. The cops were summoned and the ejected men were stunned when police told them they were liable for a citation as homosexual activity was illegal in Texas. At about 12:30 a.m. …

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Lawrence V. Texas Lawyer Hoisted
On His Own Cheating, Racist Petard

In Lawrence Vs. Texas, the landmark 2003 case that overturned sodomy laws nationwide, Houston District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal argued that gays have no right to privacy to “engage in extramarital sexual relations.” Last month Rosenthal resigned in disgrace after emails he’d attempted to delete showed that he is an adulterer and a racist. Rosenthal is being sued for “official misconduct” …

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