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26.6.03

Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Sex Ban

The Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay sex Thursday, ruling that the law was an unconstitutional violation of privacy.

... Texas defended its sodomy law as in keeping with the state's interest in protecting marriage and child-rearing. Homosexual sodomy, the state argued in legal papers, "has nothing to do with marriage or conception or parenthood and it is not on a par with these sacred choices."


No wonder the law was struck down. According to the second paragraph I quoted, the state of Texas, which is supposed to be defending the law, essentially offered an argument against it. If the law is based on the state's interest in protecting marriage and child-rearing, but the law bans a practice that has nothing to do with marriage and child-rearing, it sounds like a pretty bad law.

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