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Lawrence v Texas or Sodomy for Everybody

Written by on July 27, 2022

Story by Chuck Tackett

Lawrence v Texas or Sodomy for Everybody

“The Liberals have made my life miserable, and I am going to make their lives miserable.” – Supreme Court occupant “Sambo” Thomas.

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, Sodomy is defined as anal or oral copulation of the same or opposite sex: Also copulation with an animal. Let me repeat this to any Regressives who read my articles, “SAME OR OPPOSITE SEX.” Bigoted Heterosexuals, you are guilty of sodomy as well.

In the USA, sodomy was considered illegal for EVERYONE, but it was only enforced against the LGBTQ community. By the beginning of 2000, most states in the USA had repealed all sodomy laws.

It seems that the media is just concentrating on Supreme Court occupant “Sambo” Thomas’s remarks concerning overturning same-sex marriage. LGBTQs and our allies don’t forget that evil-ass trick mentioned about overturning sodomy laws as well. That should be equally concerning to us as well. 

If you Baby Boomer/Gen X LGBTQs like me recall, or if you are a Millennial/Gen Z LGBTQ, you may not know, in 1998 John Gaddes Lawrence Jr. was arrested with Tyrone Garner at Lawrence’s apartment. Mr. Garner’s former boyfriend had called the police claiming that there was a man with a weapon there. Sheriff’s deputies said they found the two men engaging in sexual intercourse. Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Garner were charged with a misdemeanor under Texas’s anti-sodomy law. The two men pleaded no contest and were charged with a fine.

With the assistance of Lambda Legal, the fellas appealed their sentences to the Texas Court of Appeals (TCA). In 2000, the (TCA) ruled that the sodomy laws were unconstitutional. The state of Texas appealed to have the court rehear the case en banc. An en banc session is where a case is heard before all the judges of a court, rather than just by one judge or a smaller panel of judges.

In 2001, Texas being Texas overturned its prior judgment and upheld the sodomy law. Mr. Lawrence appealed that decision to the Texas Court of Appeals. They denied the appeal.

Mr. Lawrence then appealed to the US Supreme Court, and they agreed to hear the case. In 2003, the Supreme Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas with a 6-3 decision which by extension invalidated sodomy laws in 13 other states making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.

The Supreme Court stated that intimate sexual conduct was part of liberty under the “Due Process Clause” of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor who has the distinction of being the 1st woman to hold that position, felt it violated the “Equal Protection Clause.” Of course Supreme Court occupant “Sambo” Thomas voted to uphold the sodomy law as he could “find no general right to privacy” or relevant liberty in the Constitution.

That evil-ass mofo talks out of both sides of his mouth. Even though he voted to uphold sodomy laws, he added in his two-paragraph dissent that the law the Court struck down was “uncommonly silly” and stated “if he were a member of the Texas legislature, he would have voted to repeal the law stating, “punishing someone for expressing his sexual preference through noncommercial, consensual conduct with another adult does not appear to be a worthy way to expend valuable law enforcement.” This hooker made that remark in 2003, while the remark about getting even with Liberals was made in 1993. Trick, don’t think those remarks won’t come back to haunt you in your quest to get even with Liberals.

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