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Lawrence v Texas (2003)

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Laws prohibiting sex between consenting adults of the same gender are unconstitutional

Decided: June 26, 2003
Issue(s): Gender/sex/orientation
Increases: Equality, Privacy, 14th amendment, Planned Parenthood v Casey, Romer v Evans
Decreases: Bowers v Hardwick

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The Court ruled, "The Texas statute making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct violates the Due Process Clause." Bowers v Hardwick was overturned by this decision.

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