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AP / David J. Phillip

Obituary: John Lawrence Fought the Ban on Gay Love and Won

John G. Lawrence of Lawrence v. Texas, arguably the most important gay rights case in the history of the Supreme Court, was angry when police charged into his home to find him having sex with Tyrone Garner. His courage in pressing the case led to a 2003 decision that read, “The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime.”

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