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  • Pair proud they could get sodomy law thrown out (Lawrence v. Texas case anniversary)

    04/25/2004 12:05:49 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2004, 12:12AM | By PATTY REINERT
    Almost six years after police stormed his apartment and arrested him for having sex with another man, this is what John Lawrence remembers: Harris County Sheriff's Department officers shoving him to the couch, shattering the porcelain birds that were a gift from his mother. The humiliating ride to the station, wearing only handcuffs and underwear. The fingerprinting and mugshot, the bologna sandwich he ate in jail, the jeans another inmate gave him for the ride home, the cabbie who took him, though he had no wallet to pay. And the call to his elderly father to tell him what had...
  • Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile(Lawrence Garner Texas)

    06/29/2003 3:17:56 PM PDT · by weegee · 41 replies · 2,987+ views
    Dallas Morning News via Philly.com ^ | Posted on Thu, Jun. 26, 2003 | BY BRUCE NICHOLS
    Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile BY BRUCE NICHOLS The Dallas Morning News HOUSTON - (KRT) - The two men whose appeal led the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Texas' sodomy law have been invisible warriors, making brief appearances at the courthouse but otherwise working with their lawyers to keep their lives secret. Until Thursday's ruling, the public view of Tyron Garner, 35, who was unemployed when arrested in 1998, and John Geddes Lawrence, 59, a longtime medical technologist, consisted of a brief TV news clip in which they decried their arrest. Garner and...