Lawrence and Garner v Texas, Appeal Judgment, App No 02-102, 539 US 558 (2003), 123 S. Ct. 2472 (2003), 156 L. Ed. 2d 508 (2003), 71 USLW 4574 (2003), ILDC 1060 (US 2003), 26th June 2003, United States; Supreme Court [US]
Whether the Texas ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law criminalizing sexual intimacy by same-sex couples, but not identical behaviour by different-sex couples, violated the human rights protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Whether criminal convictions for adult consensual sexual intimacy in the home violated vital interests in liberty and privacy protected by the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Whether it was proper for a US court to invoke foreign decisions, including those of the European Court of Human Rights, when interpreting individual rights protected by the US Constitution.