Today in Texas History: Court strikes down sodomy law

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Date:

06/26/2010

6/26/2010

"On this date in 2003, the Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, repealed Texas' 'Homosexual Conduct' law, in a 6-3 decision, declaring laws against sodomy unconstitutional.

"The court's ruling forced thirteen additional states to repeal laws that criminalized only same-sex conduct. The high court's decision also repealed laws that criminalized oral and anal sex of both gay and straight actors.

"On the jump, Lambda Legal's film, 'Overruled!', which presents the courtroom drama behind Lawrence v. Texas. Lambda Legal is the the oldest national organization pursuing litigation, public education and advocacy on behalf of equality and civil rights for the LGBT community and people living with AIDS."

Read more and watch the film at chron.com