Tuesday, November 29, 2011

lets talk about anal sex Lawrence v Texas

in 2003 (yes not that long ago) two men were arrested for engaging in anal sex. Both men wanted to do the act and they did it in the privacy of their own home. A neighbor told the cops that he thought John Lawrence had weapons in his house so the cops came and did not find weapons but found Lawrence and his partner Tyron engaging in anal sex. At the time this was illegal in Texas so the two were arrested and put on trail for their action of love. The two were held in jail and were charged with a misdimeanor, their bail was set at 200 dollars each. The two pleaded no contest and went to the Texas Criminal Court were they asked the court to appeal their case under the 14th amendment, the court said no and they were fined anther 200 dollars to which they pleaded no contest. The case was then brought to a three panal judge's who were in favor of Lawrence but the Texas Criminal Court asked them to reconsider their decsion. Denieing that they would it was then brought to the U.S Supreme Court were in a 6-3 vote they ruled in favor of Lawrence. The Sodomy law was then abolished across all of the states because it went against so many consitutional rights.

Lawrence and Tyron

This case like so many before it has wiped the cob webs off the constitution and forced the courts to take a second look at what our rights really are as Americans. To many times people find loop holes in the system and try to oppress others and keep them down and the courts go along with it based off of old state laws that havent yet been changed. Change is a good thing it makes for a better understanding of how society is and works, rather then fight it people should join in or change what they dont like. It shocked me that in my life time it was considered a crime for two people of the same sex to engage in a pleasure that anyone should have the right to enjoy. I know i always say this in my blogs but there is still so much change that needs to occur and what better time then now!

Texas should really brush up on their broadway :)


At November 29, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Wow, Ive never heard of that case. That's crazy! Especially because its so recent!

At November 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I can't believe people still can't mind their own businesses and learn to respect the personal lifestyles of others. Its crazy!

At December 1, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Elsa Sandoval said...

i feel horrible for both men, i also agree that people should mind their own business.

At December 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Heather. They can't mind their own business. I never heard of it either


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