Last edited: November 24, 2007



The Larry Craig Phenomenon Again - This Time in Indiana - Arthur S. Leonard in the Leonard Link,
There has reportedly been a renewed spate of undercover police arrests of men cruising restrooms and parks since the Larry Craig story hit the news. This is, of course, an old story, a cat-and-mouse game played between law enforcement and men - many closeted, some relatively openly gay - going back many decades. And every now and then an appellate decision surfaces showing how the game may be played. The latest I’ve seen is from the Indiana Court of Appeals, Isom v. State of Indiana, 2007 WL 3287515, an unofficially published decision available on Westlaw that is dated November 8, 2007.

Iraq Struggles to Stop Persecution of Gays - by Deb Price in The Detroit News, April 16, 2007
Militias warn Iraqi families they will be murdered if they don't hand over or kill their gay relatives.
An Iraqi family pays ransom for the return of a gay man, only to learn later that his mutilated body has been found.
An Iraqi father is released without being tried for hanging his gay son to defend the family's "honor."
Secretive religious "courts" try, sentence and execute gays.

11th Circuit Sex Toys Wars - They Just Won't Give It Up!! - by Art Leonard, February 16, 2007

A Life Sentence for Adultery? - by Art Leonard, January 16, 2007

Ford Was the Last of the Moderate Republicans - by Fred Kuhr in IN News Weekly, January 4, 2007

Why Should Being Gay Be a Crime? - By Doug Ireland in The Advocate, November 15, 2006

Palestine and Gay Rights - By James Kirchick in The Advocate, July 11, 2006
Is it racist to say that the Palestinian Authority is light-years behind Israel in terms of LGBT equality? And why is the highest-profile international gay rights organization boycotting WorldPride in Jerusalem in August?

There’s No Anti-Gay Pogrom in Iran by Leslie Feinberg in Workers World (communist), June 24, 2006

The State of Jamaican Homosexuality: Fear or Disgust? [Worse than you thought. -Bob] - Zakiya McKenzie in The Jamaica Observer, April 11, 2006

The Mindless UWI Rabble - The Jamaica Observer, April 6, 2006

We'll Celebrate Our Love, but Others Live in Constant Fear - Elton John in The Observer, December 18, 2005

The Misperceptions of Gay vs Heterosexual Murders - The Jamaica Observer, December 10, 2005

AIDS, and Homophobia, in Jamaica - New York Times, November 30, 2005

Gay Pilgrims' Progress - IN Newsweekly, November 23, 2005

Can I Get a Little Privacy? - Dan Savage in the New York Times, November 16, 2005

India: Time to Break Shackles - By Saleem Kidwai in Outlook India, April 16, 2005

USA: Texas Case Fuels Momentum for Gay Marriage - Deb Price in The Detroit News, April 11, 2005

India: What Is Nature? - The Telegraph, April 4, 2005

USA: The Constitution Does Not Permit Polygamy or Same-Sex Marriage - Michael J. Gaynor in, March 18, 2005 (Extreme Conservative)

USA: Tattoos and Taboos: Those Times Are Constantly A-Changin’ - Chuck Avery in The Star Press, March 14, 2005

South Korea: Adultery Law: A Necessary Evil? - Shin Hae-in in The Korea Herald, March 7, 2005

Pakistan: Women Suffer As Brutal Rapists Walk Free - Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times, March 6, 2005

Barbados: Religious Extremists – On The Other Hand - Peter Laurie in The Barbados Daily Nation, March 6, 2005

Sweet Home, Alabama Dildos - Mark Morford in the SF Gate, March 4, 2005

Lawmakers Should Pull Out of Sex Lives - Kevin Jones in the The Daily Texan, March 3, 2005

Contradictions Mark Singapore’s Same-Sex Scene - Matthew Walls in the CBC News, March 2, 2005

What Adults Watch Is None of the Government’s Business - Robyn Blumner in Salt Lake Tribune, March 2, 2005

A Changing Morality Within Our Society - Jeff Cumberbatch in the Barbados Advocate, February 28, 2005

A Victory for Privacy - Robyn E. Blumner in the St. Petersburg Times, February 27, 2005

Sex and the Disgruntled Teen - Mark Morford in the SF Gate, February 25, 2005

Marriage Defense Act Needs to Be Redirected - Peter Cline in the Palladium-Item, February 23, 2005

Abstinence and Fornication - Jeff Cumberbatch in the Barbados Advocate, February 21, 2005

Not Exactly a Valentine - James Kilpatrick in The Southern Illinoisan, February 20, 2005

A Chance to Rewrite History - Alvin Williams in The Washington Times (Owned by the Unification Church), February 19, 2005

Bad Bills in Richmond (Virginia) - Patricia S. Ticer, State Senator (D-30) in the Connection Newspapers, February 18, 2005

Same-Sex Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue - Marian Meade in The Airdrie Echo (Alberta Canada), February 16, 2005

Where Do You Draw the Line, Stephen Harper? - aunty em-dash on Saskatchewan’s LGBQT Family, February 14, 2005

In Defense of Marriage, Families - Connection Newspapers (Virginia), February 11, 2005

‘Extreme’ Judicial Activism - Orrin Hatch and Sam Brownback in the The Washington Times (Unification Church), February 10, 2005

Western Australia Liberals Will Recriminalise Homosexuality - Brian Greig on ON LINE opinion, February 2, 2005

Bishop’s Sad Tirade a Reminder of a Darker Era - Jim Coyle in the Toronto Star, January 22, 2005

Virginia Enters the 20th Century - Richard Sincere in The Augusta Free Press, January 20, 2005

The Supposed Sin of Defying Nature: Part One - Russell Blackford on, January 19, 2005

Time for Johnson’s Pardon - Jeff Parish in the The Galveston County Daily News, January 19, 2005

‘Unforgivably’ Black & All-American - Stanley Crouch in the New York Daily News, January 17, 2005

Troubled by Same Sex Marriage? - Bishop Fred Henry in the Western Catholic Reporter (Alberta Canada), January 17, 2005

‘Unforgivable’ Not to Forgive Johnson - Tom Hoffarth L.A. Daily News, January 16, 2005

Their Homophobia Is Our Fault - Decca Aitkenhead in The Guardian, January 5, 2005

Ready, Willing, Disqualified - Nathaniel Frank in the New York Times, December 16, 2004

The Bible Tells Me So - Vicki Haddock in the San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2004

The Plot Against Sex in America - Frank Rich in The New York Times, December 12, 2004

Snowball Crushed - Yawning Bread (Singapore), December 9, 2004

‘Hated to Death’ in Jamaica - New York Times, December 2, 2004

America Loves Kinky Sex (Kinsey) - Mark Morford in the SF Gate, December 1, 2004

Anger Not Going Away - Robert Best in the Nation (Barbados), November 23, 2004

Homo Hate - Doug Ireland in the L.A. Weekly, November 5 -11, 2004

Black and Gay and Hunted - By Peter Tatchell in the New Statesman, October 4, 2004

EU Challenges Turkey to Lose its Religion - John O’Sullivan in the Chicago Sun-Times, October 26, 2004

Society’s Not in a Gay Mood - By Dominic Emmanuel, spokesman of the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, in the Express India, September 30, 2004

Mr. President, Pardon Jack Johnson - Ken Burns in the Los Angeles Times, July 13, 2004

Adultery a Far Greater Threat to Matrimony than Gay Marriages - in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 20, 2004

Virginia Is for (Straight) Lovers - Tracy Thorne in the Washington Post, May 9, 2004

Elitist Condescension Toward the Provinces - By Jonathan Zimmerman in the Providence Journal, April 9, 2004

A Bias That Hurts Children - St. Petersburg Times, February 8, 2004

Unfair: Equalize Sex Laws - Wichita Eagle, February 7, 2004

Repeal Sodomy Laws Once and for All - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, January 26, 2004

Help Africa’s Gay Men; You’ll Save Their Women Too - Charles Onyango-Obbo in The Monitor, December 3, 2003

The Convergence of Two Legal Paths - Ellen Goodman in the Boston Globe, November 20, 2003

Why Religious People Are Against Gay Marriage - Steven Waldman on Slate, November 19, 2003

Military Needs to Update Its Conduct Code - Deb Price for the Detroit News, September 15, 2003

Islam’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality - Nadzrin in Malaysia Kini, August 7, 2003

The Decriminalization of Sodomy - William E. May in the Washington Times, August 5, 2003

Decisions Can Make Difference - Greg Hullender, in the King County Journal, August 4, 2003

Obscenity: The New Invasion of Privacy? - Colin Stewart for the Family Research Council, July 25, 2003

Stop Judging Homosexuals - David A. Debick in the The Plain Dealer, July 25, 2003

Sodomites Owe Texas Republicans Their Thanks - Dale Carpenter in the Houston Chronicle, July 23, 2003

‘Gay Independence Day’ - Stephen Whitley on KERA 90.1 (Dallas), July 22, 2003

Queer Cheer - Richard Kim in The Nation, July 21, 2003

Some Advice on Consent - Clay Evans in the The Daily Camera, July 20, 2003

Morality: Is It the Business of Government? - Robert Peters for the Concerned Women for America, July 16, 2003

Supreme Court Opens the Door to an Uninvited Gay Agenda - Dennis Mansfield in the Idaho Statesman, July 16, 2003

Sodomy Ban Should Have Ended Sooner - Robert N. Minor in the Kansas City Star, July 14, 2003

It’s Not Too Late to Beat Back the Push for Same-Sex Marriage - M.D. Harmon in the Portland Press-Herald, July 14, 2003

The Supremes’ Sophistry - John Leo in U.S. News, July 14, 2003

There’s No Stopping Them Now - Mark Steyn in the Chicago Sun Times, July 13, 2003

The Argument Against the Recent Supreme Court Decision in Lawrence v. Texas Is Not New - Lori Messinger in the Tuscaloosa News, July 13, 2003

Fear of Daisychaining - Garth Barrierie in Xtra, July 10, 2003

Court Overstepped in Sodomy Ruling - Mona Charen in the Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10, 2003

The Consequences of Lawrence v. Texas - Joanna Grossman on, July 8, 2003

‘Unaccountable Politicians’: Court Usurped States’ Legislative Role - Bob Marshall in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 6, 2003

High Court Decree Ends Morals Legislation - A. Eric Johnston in the Birmingham News, July 6, 2003

In Texas Ruling, Supreme Court Denies Refuge to Bigots - Robyn E. Blumner in the St. Petersburg Times, July 6, 2003

Don’t Amend Constitution - The Leaf-Chronicle, July 6, 2003

Justices’ Rulings Overlook Importance of States’ Rights - Gregory Kane in the Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2003

Are We Seeing a New ‘Tipping Point’? - Malcolm Lazin in the Philadelphia Inquirer, July 6, 2003

How to Derail Gay Marriage: Put Polygamy on Fast Track - Bernadette Malone in The Union Leader, July 6, 2003

It’s About More Than Sodomy - Christopher Lisotta in the LA Weekly, July 4-10, 2003

Others and Brothers - Harold Meyerson in the LA Weekly, July 4-10, 2003

Courting a Crisis of Legitimacy - Charles Krauthammer, in the Washington Post, July 4, 2003

June 26: The Day South Carolina Was Changed - Ed Madden on, July 4, 2003

What Goes Around Comes Around: The Invention of a Sexual Minority - Warren Throckmorton on American Daily, July 2, 2003

How to Learn to Love Sodomy - Mark Monford in the, July 2, 2003

Sodomy Ruling Not End of The World - Cindy Richards in the Chicago Sun-Times, July 2, 2003

God, Not States, Should Legislate Morality - Delaware County Daily Times, June 30, 2003

Court Plays Politics With Democracy - Gregory Sisk in the Des Moines Register, June 30, 2003

The Right of a Private Life - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 29, 2003

A Gay Pride Day to Remember - New York Daily News, June 29, 2003

Finally, Dignity and Respect—but at Such a Cost - John Rechy in the Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2003

A Victory for Gays and Liberty - Chicago Tribune, June 29, 2003

Playing Catch-Up on Gay Sex Ban - Ellen Goodman in the Boston Globe, June 29, 2003

The High Court Finally Gets It Right - E. J. Graff in the Boston Globe, June 29, 2003

Ruling Makes Gays, at Last, Equal Citizens - Ed Madden on, June 28, 2003

Intolerance Suffers a Judicial Setback - The Commercial Appeal, June 28, 2003

Sex Legal Now; Marriage Next? - Heather M. Ross in the Providence Journal, June 28, 2003

Lap Dancing on the Constitution - George Will, June 27, 2003

Get Rid of Sodomy Law - Wichita Eagle, June 27, 2003

Privacy Affirmed - Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 27, 2003

Supreme Satisfaction - Dan Savage in The Stranger, June 26—July 1, 2003

Muddled Court Decision Undermines Marriage - Ken Connor for the Family Research Council, June 26, 2003

What Does an Indecent Act Look Like? - Mariana Valverde in Xtra, June 26, 2003

High Noon for Gay Rights: Supreme Court Decision Will Set Course - Dyana Mason, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, June 17, 2003

Sexual Orientation: a State of Being, Not Just a Sex Act - Joan M. Garry in the USA Today, June 16, 2003

Sex Police Are Still with Us - Gary Kinsman in Xtra, June 12, 2003

The Morality Squad We Don’t Need - Brenda Cossman in Xtra, May 29, 2003

Santorum on Sex: Where the Slippery Slope Leads - Stuart Taylor Jr. in The Atlantic, May 6, 2003

Let’s Pretend - Barney Frank, May 6, 2003

Dog Bites Man - Hendrik Hertzberg in The New Yorker, May 5, 2005

Rally Round Intolerance - New York Times, May 4, 2003

Sexing the Spirit - Michael Bronski in the Boston Phoenix, May 2-8, 2003

Santorum’s Passions - Boston Globe, May 2, 2003

Bias Masked as ‘Inclusion’ - Scot Lehigh in the Boston Globe, May 2, 2003

Meet the Mullah Omar of Pennsylvania - Jeffrey St. Clair in Counter Punch, May 1, 2003

Sodomy for Some - Richard Kim in The Nation, May 1, 2003

Old Argument but with a New Target - Jonathan Zimmerman in the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 1, 2003

‘Gay Case’ Should Worry Straights Too - Norah Vincent in the Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2003

The Libertarian Question - Stanley Kurtz in the National Review, April 30, 2003

A Just Cause - Andrew Sullivan in the The Advocate, April 29, 2003

Santorum Makes a Valid Point on Sex - Mitchell Sommers in the Philadelphia Inquirer, April 28, 2003

Government Not Welcome in Bedroom - Jay Bookman in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 28, 2003

On Tolerance and Privacy - Chicago Tribune, April 26, 2003

The Case of Santorum v. Ten State Supreme Courts - Barney Frank, April 25, 2003

Standing By Their Man - Eleanor Clift in Newsweek, April 25, 2003

Santorum’s Big Mouth - Michael Kirkland in the United Press International (Unification Church), April 25, 2003

Question for Santorum - Andrew Sullivan in the Washington Times (Unification Church), April 25, 2003

Sex Tips From Rick Santorum - Mark Morford in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2003

G.O.P. Hypocrisy - Dan Savage in the New York Times, April 25, 2003

Bigotry, Lies and the GOP - John Nichols in The Nation, April 24, 2003

A ‘Voice for Inclusion’ - Richard Cohen in the Washington Post, April 24, 2003

Adultery, Incest, Whatever - Washington Post, April 24, 2003

Santorum Distorts Constitution - David Lampo, Vice president, Log Cabin Republican Club of Virginia, in the Washington Times (Unification Church), April 24, 2003

An F in Logic - Philadelphia Inquirer, April 24, 2003

Santorum Must Explain Remarks - Erie Times News, April 23, 2003

Sex, Sense, Silliness and Santorum - Eric Campbell in The Phoenix, April 23, 2003

The Right to Be Let Be - Baltimore Sun, April 23, 2003

Private Parts - Ronald Bailey in Reason Online, April 23, 2003

Santorum’s Insensitive Words Indicate the Heart of the Issue - Nathaniel Frank in the Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2003

The Republican Rag - Lewis Whittington on, posted April 22, 2003

Back to School - Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 2003

Pro and Con: Should the Supreme Court Uphold a Texas Law Banning Homosexual Sex? - Springfield News-Leader, April 6, 2003

Sodomy Laws – Revisited - Tom Teepen in the Roanoke Times, April 6, 2003

Is Sodomy Patriotic? - Mark Morford in the SF Gate, April 2, 2003

Sodomy Hussein - Michelangelo Signorile in the New York Press, April 1, 2003

About Fairness and My Family - Linda Kaufman in The Washington Post, March 30, 2003

Nobody’s Business - Omaha World-Herald, March 30, 2003

Unequal Protection - The Boston Globe, March 29, 2003

Law, Liberty and License - Cal Thomas, March 28, 2003

Justice for All - Concord Monitor, March 28, 2003

Our Liberties at Home - Jane Eisner in the Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2003

No Gay Things Allowed? - William F. Buckley Jr., March 28, 2003

Supreme Court Considers Texas Sodomy Law - Stuart Shepard for Focus on the Family, March 27, 2003

Bedroom Police - The Columbian, March 27, 2003

Equal, Private: High Court Should Strike Down Texas Sodomy Law - Lansing State Journal, March 27, 2003

The Rights of Gay Americans - The New York Times, March 27, 2003

We Are All Sodomites Now - Andrew Sullivan in The New Republic, March 26, 2003

Staring Down Stare Decisis - Richard Lessner for the Family Research Council, March 26, 2003

In Their Own Homes - Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 25, 2003

A Landmark for Gay Rights - The Oregonian, March 25, 2003

S.C. Laws Used to Discriminate Against Gays - Ed Madden on, March 22, 2003

Mosman Should Answer Question - The Oregonian, March 17, 2003

A War That Should End - Ellen Goodman in the Washington Post, March 15, 2003

Palestine’s Oppression of Gays Should Not Be Ignored - William Goodwin in the Daily Trojan, March 13, 2003

Supreme Court Should Reject Anti-Gay Laws - Florida Today, March 11, 2003

US Supreme Court Takes on Sodomy - Patrick Letellier in The Good Times, February 13, 2003

Virginia Legislators Sow a Legacy of Seediness - Marc Fisher in Washington Post, January 23, 2003

Orientation Week: Case Illustrates Skewed Application of Law - A. Barton Hinkle in Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 20, 2003

An Ugly Litmus Test for the State’s Judiciary - Virginia Pilot, January 17, 2003

Sex Law Is No Judging Criteria - Jim Spencer in The Daily Press, January 16, 2003

Supreme Court Has Chance to Right Wrong Against Homosexuals - Anna Quindlen in the Salt Lake Tribune, January 11, 2003

Precedent on the High Court - Akhil Reed Amar and Vikram David Amar for FindLaw, December 27, 2002

For Every Citizen? - Michelangelo Signorile in the New York Press, December 17, 2002

To Right a Wrong - St. Petersburg Times, December 16, 2002

Getting Government Out of the Bedroom - Cathy Young in the Boston Globe, December 16, 2002

Unnatural Law - Hendrik Hertzberg in The New Yorker, December 16, 2002

High Court Engages in Sodomy Debate - Iowa State Daily, December 10, 2002

Protect Privacy of Bedroom - Kansas City Star, December 9, 2002

Sodomy Laws in Violation of Human Rights - US Raelian Movement, December 9, 2002

Anti-Sodomy Laws Should Be Killed - Deb Price in the Detroit News, December 9, 2002

Equal Rights for Gays - New York Times, December 8, 2002

Peeping Into Bedrooms - Salt Lake Tribune, December 7, 2002

Texas Law Makes Being Gay a Crime - Jan Jarboe Russell in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 6, 2002

Consenting Adults: Equality at Issue in High Court Anti-Sodomy Case - Philadelphia Inquirer, December 6, 2002

Rights Create State of Confusion - Amarillo Globe-News, December 5, 2002

Time to Evict Police from Our Bedrooms - Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2002

Will Court Uphold Sexual Privacy? - Orange County Register, December 5, 2002

Morality Police Knocking Down Doors - Steve Skutnik in the Iowa State Daily, December 4, 2002

What Does This Law Accomplish? - Heber Taylor in the Galveston Daily News, December 3, 2002

Sodomy Laws Revisited - Washington Post, December 3, 2002

Court to Consider Sodomy Law - Focus on the Family, December 3, 2002

Legislating from the Bench - Family Research Council, December 3, 2002

Gay Palestinians Suffer Under Arafat by Davi J. Bernstein in the Yale Herald - September 13, 2002

Court Gets Chance to Ban Sodomy Laws by Deb Price in the Detroit News - July 29, 2002

The Not-So-Hidden Message in State’s Sodomy Law by Ann Rostow in the Austin American-Statesman - July 17, 2002

Fundie Eruptions by Michelangelo Signorile in the New York Press - July 3, 2002

Death Penalty Ruling Has Ramifications by Deb Price in the Detroit News - July 1, 2002

I Want an Apology Too by Michelangelo Signorile in the New York Press - June 11, 2002

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Go To Hell - Clinton Fein, May 31, 2002

Pathetically Naive and Ignorant Opinion: Nation’s Homosexuals - The News (Lagos, Nigeria), April 22, 2002

The Other Marriage War - E. J. Graff in The American Prospect, April 8, 2002

Editorial: Church-State Separation Ignored - Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 2, 2002

Guest Column: Specter of Taliban Raised in Alabama Judge’s Attack on Gays - Jim Maynard in The Commercial Appeal, March 1, 2002

Moore’s Message: Chief Justice Touts Personal Beliefs in Case - Birmingham News, February 20, 2002

Editorial: No Sense Asking Why Roy Moore Said What He Said - Mobile Register, February 17, 2002

Putting an End to Prying Into Private Lives - David Lampo in Washington Post, February 3, 2002

The Enron Scandal & The Left’s "Social Engineering" Agenda in Charlotte World - January 29, 2002

Sexual Intolerance Is the Shame in Suicide in Hartford Courant - January 29, 2002

U.S. Fails to Defend Gay Saudis - Sydney Levy, Knight Ridder/Tribune, January 25, 2002

Persecution of Egyptian Gays is Warning to U.S. - Geoffrey Mock in Washington Blade, December 22, 2001

The Punishing Truth about Islam - Paul Varnell, November 16, 2001

Letter: Laws Against Gays Based on Bible in Sioux Falls Argus Leader - September 30, 2001

A Policy for the Timid - Lawrence J. Korb in Washington Post, June 19, 2001

Column: La. A Backwater State in Relation to Sex Issue - Baton Rouge Advocate, June 7, 2001

Sodomy Law: Get Rid of Antiquated Rule - Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 30, 2001

Cheers and Jeers - Houma Daily Courier, May 29, 2001 (Louisiana)

Sadly, Gay Anti-Discrimination Laws Are Needed in Louisiana - May 20, 2001

Hull Should Let Herself Go and Do Right Thing - E. J. Montini in Arizona Republic, May 8, 2001

Sodomy Laws Still Imperil - Stephen H. Miller, April 2001

Sodomy Is a Crime - April 11, 2001

Ruling on Sodomy Law Shows Texas Court is Blind to Sex - M. Greenberg in San Antonio Express-News, March 30, 2001

Descent into the Lions’ Den with ‘Concerned Women’ - Sue Null in Houston Voice, March 30, 2001

Will Rumsfeld Defend Gays in Military? - Deb Price in Detroit News, March 26, 2001

Time for Texas to Let Go of Archaic Anti-Sodomy Law - Houston Chronicle, March 20, 2001

Crimes Against Nature Law Allows Virginia Police To Target Gays - Richard Sincere in Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, February 9, 2001

Commonwealth Still Reaches Into Bedrooms - Daily News Leader, January 26, 2001

Three Bills - Richmond Times Dispatch, January 26, 2001

Bathhouse ‘Visit’ a Message — But From Whom? - Slinger in the Toronto Star, September 21, 2000

Sordid Trial Shows Hypocrisy of Making Sexuality a Crime - August 16, 2000

The United Way Turns Ideologue - August 8, 2000

Editorial: Ed Board Takes Sensible Course On IPTV Content - Idaho Press-Tribune, July 10, 2000

Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Sodomy Law - An analysis by Arthur Leonard, July 10, 2000

National Stonewall Democratic Federation Responds to  Column, "When Democrats Do Bad Things" - July 7, 2000

Reply to Prof. Wildenthal’s Response to My Column, "When Democrats Do Bad Things" - July 7, 2000

It’s Time to Remove Harmful Relic Called Sodomy Law - July 3, 2000

When Democrats Do Bad Things - Response - Bryan Wildenthal, June 30, 2000

Two Win Award for Fighting DC's Megan's Law - April 27, 2000

Texas Part of The Pot Needs Stirring Up - Stephanie Salter in San Francisco Examiner, June 13, 2000

Sodomy Law Is Dunking-Pond Dumb - Waco Tribune Herald, June 12, 2000

Texas Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Sodomy Law Supported by Gov. Bush - National Stonewall Democratic Federation, June 8, 2000

Anti-Sodomy Laws Stigmatize All Gays - Deb Price in the Detroit News, May 22, 2000

Vermont’s Moment - Concord Monitor, March 21, 2000

Pro-Life Priest: 'Religious Leaders Must Defend Sacrament of Marriage! Sodomy Is a Sin!' - January 4, 2000

Let’s Attract Tourists - New Vision, November 3, 1999

Uganda Should Notify Visiting Homos About Impending Arrest - Anja Hogel in New Vision, October 24, 1999

Governor Bush, Sodomy Law Defender - Dale Carpenter, September 13, 1999

Punish Public Sex, Not Private Sodomy - Roanoke Times, July 2, 1999

The Power of Words In a Vile Assault - Ellis Henican in Newsday, May 21, 1999

Massachusetts Archaic Sex Laws Have To Go - Warren J. Blumenfeld, April 1999

The Answer Isn’t Always a New Crime on the Books - Greensboro News & Record, March 26, 1999

Mixing Legislators, Leviticus - Rob Christensen in Raleigh News & Observer, March 24, 1999

Blackmun Laid Cornerstone for Liberating Gay Americans - Deb Price in the Detroit News, March 15, 1999

We Should Stand Against Evil Tide of Gays - March 6, 1999

No Matter Where It Comes From, Hate Is Hate - March 6, 1999

In Case You Missed It: Smile, You’ve Been Propositioned! - Karen Murray in Alexandria Journal, January 13, 1999

As I See It: Combination Of Strategies Best Way To Achieve Equality For Gays, Lesbians - Jane Ralph in Kansas City Star, December 22, 1998

Sodomy, Solicitation, and Civil Disobedience - Franklin E. Kameny, December 26, 1998

Sodomy and Other Crimes Against Nature - Stephen H. Miller, December 17, 1998

Infamous Sodomy Law Struck Down - Nat Hentoff in Village Voice, December 16 - 22, 1998

Thwarting the Sex Police - Chicago Tribune, December 15, 1998

In Many States, Sodomy Laws Make Gays Criminals - Debbie Woodell in Philadelphia Daily News, December 8, 1998

What Courts Are Teaching - George Will in Newsweek, December 7, 1998

Column: Save Our Sex Law - Tim Chitwood in Ledger Enquirer, December 6, 1998

Why We Need to Keep Sodomy Laws on the Books - Cathie Adams, Scripps Howard,  December 6, 1998

Why We Should Get Rid of Sodomy Laws - Matthew Coles, Scripps Howard, December 6, 1998

Sodomy Laws Set Needed Standards - Steven A. Schwalm in Knight Ridder / Tribune News Service, December 4, 1998

Editorial: Privacy Leave Adults Alone - Charleston (WV) Gazette, December 3, 1998

Privacy, Please - The Virginian-Pilot, December 3, 1998

Georgia's Unnatural Acts of Lawmaking - Dusty Nix in Knight Ridder, November 30, 1998

News Flash! Sex isn't in Constitution - Leo Morris in The News-Sentinel, November 30, 1998

Right Decision, Wrong Case - Dana Dratch in Macon (GA) Telegraph, November 30, 1998

Protect Privacy by Repealing Sodomy Laws - Deb Price in Detroit (MI) News, November 30, 1998

Get Government Out of Bedrooms - St. Petersburg (FL) Times, November 29, 1998

GOP Legislators Should Accept Sodomy Ruling - Athens (GA) Banner-Herald, November 26, 1998

Striking Down the Sodomy Laws - New York Times, November 25, 1998

Reining In Government Intrusion - Macon Telegraph, November 24, 1998

The Last Gasp of Jim Crow - Jonathan Rauch in National Journal, November 21, 1998

Sodomy Law -- Does It Really Prevent AIDS? - Patricia Nell Warren, 1996

One Good Mother To Another - Minnie Bruce Pratt in The Progressive, November, 1993

Step Up The Torment of Rolark - by Frank Kameny in the Washington Blade, January 24, 1992

Bowers v. Hardwick, Romer v. Evans, and the Meaning of Anti-Discrimination Legislation - National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Sodomy is...Interview with Jonathan Goldberg. - gerbil Zine, #6

Courting Disaster; Can We Have Sex With Whomever We Want The Way We Want It? - Playboy, December, 1986

Jurist’s Death Marks Legacy of Ignorance - Deb Price, September 10, 1998

What Goes on in Bedroom Not Our Affair - Bill Nemitz in the Maine Sunday Telegram, April 26, 1998

God Save This Vulnerable Court - National Review, August 15, 1986

When Hypocrisy Trampled Principle - by James J. Kilpatrick, reprinted in the Congressional Record from the Washington Post, October 20, 1981

The Failure - Drum Magazine, September, 1965

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