Browsing: Lawrence V. Texas

November-December 2003

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This issue completes the tenth volume of this journal, a minor miracle in itself, no doubt, but also a milestone of sorts in the GLBT rights movement. For it…More

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Throughout his life, [Klaus Mann] maintained an almost childlike ideal of “Purity,” and in this period cherished the paradoxical notion, embodied in The Pious Dance, that Purity could be achieved only by immersing oneself in what life had to offer.

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Even now, nearly a century after the event, it is not generally realized that virtually everything experienced by Gustav von Aschenbach in Death in Venice, short of his premature death on the beach, had first happened to the author.

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The sodomy statute could have been declared unconstitutional under either theory—due process or equal protection—which is not to say that they are legal equivalents.

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The way in which Justice Kennedy wrote the Court’s opinion falls short of providing a clear roadmap for analyzing these constitutional questions.

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IN STRIKING DOWN the Texas law that made consensual sex in private between members of the same sex a criminal act, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, speaking for the majority…More

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Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissenting opinion that the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage rests on “pretty shaky grounds.” Though I rarely agree with Scalia, when he’s right, he’s right.

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WHAT DO YOU DO after you’ve won one of the most important Supreme Court cases in decades and shoved the state, kicking and screaming, out of your bedroom? Apparently,…More

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DAVID DANIELS occupies a rarefied category of classical singer: the countertenor, a male range above tenor that corresponds to a mezzo-soprano range. Widely regarded as the leading countertenor of our time, Daniels sings a repertoire that includes both classical opera and an extensive recital repertoire.

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With its ability to impose individual criminal responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, the ICC represents a momentous advance in international justice.

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