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LAWRENCE v. TEXAS, 02-102

Texas law criminalizing two people of the same sex from engaging in private, consensual sex is unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court's decision in Bowers v. Hardwick is overturned. Individual decisions regarding private, consensual intimate physical relationships are a form of "liberty" protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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  • Decided 06/26/2003
  • Published 06/26/2003

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  • United States Supreme Court

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