Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Turning Point: The Supremes are hearing a case in which two Houston men were arrested when police burst in (based on a false illegal-weapons tip) as the men were having sex. The men were arrested and fined for acts of sodomy. The appellants seek to overturn the sodomy laws of Texas, whereby they were punished for engaging in conduct that would have been deemed legal had they been heterosexual. The Supremes upheld sodomy laws in 1986. Has the court changed enough since then? I think it has. This one's going to get struck down, by a 6-3 or 7-2 majority, in a decisive victory for equality under the law.