Wednesday, March 26, 2003
All you need to know about Texas
From Dahlia Lithwick writing about sodomy, Texas, and the Supreme Court:
THE FACTS OF Lawrence are straightforward and mostly undisputed: Texas police entered the apartment of Houston resident John Lawrence in response to a neighbor’s fabricated claim that a man in there with a gun was “going crazy.” What the cops actually found was Lawrence and Tyron Garner having anal sex, for which they were promptly arrested under a Texas law prohibiting “deviate sexual behavior” (i.e., oral or anal sex) between persons of the same gender.
Pause here to consider that bestiality is not considered “deviate” under Texas law.
I am sooooo not suprised....
By the way...you really have to read the whole thing. Lithwick is one of the best writers anywhere.