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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...