Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 198

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Lawrence et al v. Texas. Slip opinion.

18, 8, 21, [1] pages. 8vo, stapled wrappers, few very soft creases to first to leaves, else fine. signed by justice kennedy on cover page. [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2003]

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the landmark civil rights case that struck down the sodomy law in texas, making same-sex sexual activity legal throughout the united states. Based on the Fourteenth Amendment's concept of substantive due process, Lawrence v. Texas, by extension, led to similar laws in 13 other states. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion for this case, which was joined by Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer. This decision set the stage for further reconsiderations of laws concerning LGBTQ rights, including the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized same-sex marriage as a fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution.