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Video:From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years


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JL
- 424 days ago - lambdalegal.org
June 26 marks the 10th anniversary of Lambda Legal's historic Supreme Court victory in Lawrence v. Texas, overturning all remaining state sodomy laws



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JL A. (275)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 10:08 am
In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex, to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry?

Answer: We relied on the Constitution.

June 26 marks the 10th anniversary of Lambda Legal's historic Supreme Court victory in Lawrence v. Texas, overturning all remaining state sodomy laws. Next week, the Court will rule on the next two significant gay rights cases. Its holdings will no doubt rest upon the decision in Lawrence and, if the decisions are positive, will further clarify the rights to freedom and equality that lesbian and gay Americans share with their fellow Americans.

Learn more about Lawrence and watch a video about Lambda Legal's biggest victory!

A lot has changed in our country in the last 10 years, but it has not happened overnight. And there is still much to be done to secure fairness for Americans without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. But with your help, we'll continue the fight.

Sincerely,

Kevin Cathcart.
Kevin Cathcart
Executive Director
Lambda Legal
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:42 am


Pro gay marriage montage


new anti-homophobia message from UN human rights office
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:59 am
Thanks Terry for providing the two links to other wonderful information on this subject!
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:27 pm

And....how do we go from the 1967 SCOTUS decision that all Americans are free to marry the person they love to once again castigating those who seem different from the norm. The truth is this nation is very slow to acceptance and very quick to condemnation.

Yes, I do know what the Loving -v- Virginia case was about.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thanks for the logical comparison legal case Kit! You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:03 am
I agree with JL A.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:06 pm
Noted.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:19 pm
Anybody ever read on THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE? Notice any similarities to OUR present country problems?
 

JL A. (275)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:30 pm
The biggest similarity is those making decisions out of hate instead of love like Christ commanded His followers.
 

Jane Williams (165)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:39 pm
noted
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:24 pm
And this commentary on sodomy was required... why?
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:07 pm
Women got the vote last century, century before that slavery ended in the U.S. Took centuries for mindsets to change. Then, it took a few years from the Wright brothers to walking on the moon. Mankind is making some really fast progress.
Maybe there is hope yet.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:28 pm
This is an issue I stay out of.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:36 pm
I saw this already on Care2, thank you.
 
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