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Baldwin Praises Supreme Court Sodomy Ruling

Associated Press, June 26, 2003

WASHINGTON—Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the only openly lesbian member of Congress, lauded Thursday’s Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas ban on gay sex.

“I applaud the court for again recognizing that the concept of liberty includes a right to privacy,” said Baldwin, D-Madison, in a statement. “We should all feel safe from unwarranted government intrusions into our homes.”

Baldwin said the decision goes well beyond sex.

“These types of discriminatory criminal laws have been used as justification to deny custody and visitation rights to parents as well as to deny other important freedoms,” she said.

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