Research Council, March 20,
Wednesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in
Lawrence v. Texas, the case seeking to overturn that state's anti-sodomy law.
In preparation for that hearing, lawyers representing FRC and Focus on
the Family will gather in our offices here in Washington to hold a moot court
rehearsal of the arguments to be presented before the high bench.
FRC and Focus filed a joint amicus brief in the case that has been
widely cited, mostly recently by yesterday's New York Times (you can read the
brief by clicking the link below). Tonight,
FRC's Peter Sprigg will defend marriage in a panel discussion of the sodomy
law case at the National Press Club. The
outcome of this case could be momentous for the preservation of marriage.
The Supreme Court has already upheld anti-sodomy laws in Bowers v.
Georgia. If the Court now finds
laws that proscribe sodomy to be unconstitutional, then another barrier to the
legalization of so-called "same-sex marriage" will have fallen.
As FRC argues in its amicus brief, the state has a compelling interest
in preserving marriage. Will the
Court find a constitutional "right" to sodomy?
& Garner vs Texas: Texas Amicus Brief:
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