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  • Man Involved In Landmark Gay Rights Case Dies

    09/14/2006 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 62 replies · 1,703+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | 9/14/06
    HOUSTON -- Tyron Garner, one of two men whose 1998 arrests led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on sodomy, has died, according to a spokesman for the legal firm that represented him. Garner, 39, died early Monday at a Houston hospital, said Mark Roy, a spokesman for Lambda Legal in New York City. Garner had been suffering from meningitis and had been in his brother's care for the past six months. "Over the last few months, he lost the use of his legs from meningitis," Roy told The Associated Press. Garner and John Lawrence were...
  • (OBIT) Defendant in landmark sodomy ruling was not motivated by politics (Lawrence v. Texas case)

    09/14/2006 8:53:47 AM PDT · by weegee · 55 replies · 1,190+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 14, 2006, 12:05AM | By ZEKE MINAYA
    1967 TYRONE GARNER 2006 Defendant in landmark sodomy ruling was not motivated by politics The key civil liberties victory for gays was 'fight against all odds' Tyrone Garner, whose arrest in violation of Texas sodomy laws led to a challenge before the Supreme Court and an eventual victory that struck down such statutes across the country, died after a lengthy illness, friends said Wednesday. He was 39. Garner, who died Monday of meningitis in a Houston-area hospital, was openly gay but not politically active when he chose to fight his arrest in court, said his lawyer, Mitchell Katine. "He was...
  • 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...