Lawrence v. Texas

  • by The Supreme Court of the United States
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 1 hrs and 14 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered John Lawrence's apartment and saw him and another adult man, Tyron Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act. Lawrence and Garner were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct. In affirming, the State Court of Appeals held that the statute was not unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, with Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), controlling.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2014
  • Publisher: Oyez