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Texas Sodomy Law

Posted to Poetry and Politics




"On September 17, 1998, John Lawrence and Tyron Garner were having sex in the bedroom of John's apartment in Houston. They were adults and the relationship was consensual. They left the front door unlocked. Police officers, responding to a false call and looking for an armed intruder, entered the apartment with their guns drawn. John and Tyron were arrested for violating the Texas sodomy law – a relic of our intolerant past that no modern nation should tolerate still. The two men spent the night in jail, were fined $200 each, and are now considered sex offenders in several states.

Unlucky circumstance for sure, but sodomy laws are still alive and well in 13 US states. John Lawrence and Tyron Garner were not the first nor the last to suffer from legalized homophobia." - Independent Media

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- I mean this is essentially a Al Quieda policy, is it not?