Two Bills and a Court Ruling Pending in Texas
News, January 30, 2001
Texas is among other states that will be considering sodomy repeal measures
this year, one introduced by Representative Debra Danburg (D-Houston) and one
by openly gay Representative Glen Maxey (D-Austin), HB 389. Danburg expects
the bill to make it out of the now-majority-Democrat House criminal
jurisprudence committee where it failed last year.
But the Republican Party of Texas platform included a public rebuke for
two Republican judges on a three-judge state appellate panel who found the law
unconstitutional; the full bench of the 14th Court of Appeals will be
reviewing their decision, after which an appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal
Appeals is expected.
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