The author writes: ruling 6-3 that government should stay out of everybody's bedroom except the government doesnt stay out of the bedroom. You cant hire a prostitute (yet you can hire a babysitter or pay someone to mow your yard). You can have sex with a woman but as soon as you pay her for the act it is a crime; so much for the actions of consenting adults.
Last June's historic ruling dramatically changed the way gay and lesbian people are treated under the law. It also galvanized both sides in an ongoing national debate over whether homosexuals are entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals when it comes to employment, housing, military service, marriage and adoption.
Remember this guy who was widely shouted down as spinning tales of fantasy?
The majority of Supreme Court justices may not be willing to admit it, but everyone else seems eager to acknowledge that the greatest near-term consequence of the Lawrence v. Texas anti-sodomy ruling could be the legalization of homosexual marriage. Although the court's majority opinion attempts to distance the ruling from the marriage debate, the dissenting justices say, "Do not believe it."
At least this article discussed Robert Royce Eubanks. This is the first time that the Houston Chronicle has devoted much ink to the third homosexual in this event. Unfortunately it glosses over accounts that Mr. Eubanks was in an abusive relationship with Mr. Garner.
Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile(Lawrence Garner Texas)
In 2000, the former roommate of Garner who called deputies to the apartment - and was later convicted of filing a false police report - went to court to obtain a protective order against Garner, accusing him of several beatings and a sexual assault.
Garner "punched me on my left eye two times" in January 2000, said Robert Royce Eubanks in an affidavit. Garner also beat Eubanks with a hose in 1999 while "using crack and drinking" and beat him with a belt in 1998, the affidavit said.
In May 1998, Garner "stabbed me on my right ring finger with a box cutter" and "grabbed a hot iron and burned me" and "then sexually assaulted me," Eubanks charged. A temporary protective order was granted, but the case apparently was dropped after Eubanks' lawyer withdrew, saying she could not locate him for a scheduled trial.
In the end, Mr Eubanks was murdered (October 17, 2000) and the case is unsolved. It is unclear when his court date was in relation to his murder.
None of this appears in the Houston Comicals account and gives the misperception that Mr. Eubanks is still alive and that Mr. Lawrence still holds a grudge against him.
"I bolted out of bed and shouted, `Thank you, God!' " he said.
God loves sinners but does not like it when we sin. The lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah is lost on this one.