Lambda Law

Students Association

 

885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

E-mail the Executive Board at:

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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

ALUMNI

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

MILITARY RECRUITMENT

F.A.I.R. v. RUMSFELD

SODOMY LAWS

 

Lambda Links:

- American Bar Association

- American Civil Liberties Union

- Association of American Law Schools

- Black Stripe

- Boston Queer Asian Pacific Alliance

- Community United Against Violence

- Deaf Queer Resource Center

- Fenway Community Health Center

- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

- Gender Public Advocacy Coalition

- Human Rights Campaign

- International Association of Lesbian & Gay Judges

- International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Comm.

- International Lesbian & Gay Association

- Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

- Massachusetts Chapter of Gender Education & Advocacy

- Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association

- National Center for Lesbian Rights

- National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

- National Latina/o LGBT Organization

- National Lesbian & Gay Law Association

- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network     

 

The United States Supreme Court's decision in Lawrence v. Texas, prohibiting states from criminalizing intimate sexual contact between adults of the same-sex was both long overdue, and seems nearly forgotten. While same-sex marriage and the military ban on open homosexuals from serving in the military, are at the forefront of the equal rights movement, we should not forget the long battle against discriminatory sodomy laws, which resulted in the reversal of the infamous Bowers v. Hardwick decision, and set a new precedent for equality.

 

 

RESOURCES:

 

CASES:

 

Bowers v. Hardwick, United States Supreme Court (1986)

 

Romer v. Evans, United States Supreme Court (1996)

 

Lawrence v. Texas, United States Supreme Court (2003)