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  • Two cases from Va. Beach challenge state's sodomy law

    07/12/2004 6:34:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,174+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 7/13/04 | JUSTIN BERGMAN/AP
    RICHMOND — A Virginia Beach man convicted of soliciting sex in a department store bathroom is challenging the state's sodomy law, which prosecutors have continued to enforce a year after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. Lambda Legal, the gay rights group that handled the Lawrence case, filed a petition with the Virginia Court of Appeals Monday on behalf of Joel Singson, who was convicted of solicitation of sodomy last year. His challenge follows a similar petition to appeal that was filed by another Virginia Beach man in May, and a case involving two inmates that was...