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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/7/09  Week 9 Sexual Orientation and Gay Marriage/Equal Citizenship 5/7/09 Lawrence v. Texas (2003)  Case Info:  Police were called to the home of John Lawrence after a neighbor had called the police saying there was a weapons disturbance in a private residence  The police entered the home to find Lawrence and another adult man, Tyson Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act  Lawrence and Garner were arrested, held overnight in jail, and 5/7/09 Precedent  Bowers v. Hardwick (1986)  This was a case dealing with a Georgia law that outlawed sodomy with members of the same or opposite sex  Supreme Court upheld the the law in a 5-4 ruling  This case was overturned by Lawrence v. Texas (2003)  Romer v. Evans (1996)  This case dealt with an amendment in the Colorado Constitution that allowed discrimination of homosexuals 5/7/09...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course DOC 2 taught by Professor Wimberley during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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