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Lawrence v. Texas
Citation:539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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In Texas, police officers entered a private residence in response to a reported weapons disturbance. When they entered the room, they observed two men engaging in a sexual act. The two men were arrested and convicted of the deviate sexual intercourse. The Texas law provide that a person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex.
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