WASHINGTON, December 3, 2002 ( – The Supreme Court said yesterday it would re-consider the constitutionality of state laws banning homosexual sex, which remain in place in 13 states.  The Court ruled 5-4 in 1986 that was no grounds to declare such state laws unconstitutional.  The case in question involves two men from Texas who face misdemeanor charges.  John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner were arrested under Texas’ Homosexual Conduct Law, which classifies anal or oral sex between two men or two women as deviate sexual intercourse.

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