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Private Sex, Public Laws: The Conflict Over Anti-Sodomy Statutes
Last Aired: 6/12/2000

On June 27, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case involving two Texas men who had engaged in consensual sex in their home. In a 6 to 3 split decision, the High Court struck down anti sodomy laws and expanded the constitutional right to privacy. Still on the books in 17 states, sodomy laws make it a crime for consenting adults to have oral or anal sex. As gay rights activists celebrated and
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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